Jimmy Kimmel pranks the Internet with fake twerking video

That funny video of tweaking girl on fire? Yeah, it was fake.

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A video of a girl who caught on fire while trying to "twerk", which went viral over the past few weeks, was revealed last night to be an elaborate prank set up by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

In this video, which Kimmel posted on his YouTube channel earlier this morning (and was part of his show last night), we see the original video and the "extra" part, in which a pink-shirted Kimmel comes in with a fire extinguisher to douse the flames.

There you have it, folks, don't believe everything you see or read or watch on the Internet. Even from this blog.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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