The news of Norman Feller's emergence from his underground bunker has gone viral
. The story is that Feller went into the bunker shortly before January 1, 2000, convinced that the Y2K virus was going to bring about the collapse of civilization. He finally came out because he was curious if the world really had ended.
However, the source of the story is the CBC's satirical This is That radio show
. The show has a history of these spoof pieces that get mistaken for real news. The last one that went viral was their piece three months ago about the Youth Athletic Association that had decided to eliminate the ball from its soccer program
in order to address "some of the negative side of competition."