29/05/2013 12:58 BST | Updated 29/05/2013 13:01 BST

49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed (VIDEO)

Who said learning couldn't be fun?! Certainly not John Green of Mental Floss.

Yes, the man who recently brought us 50 Common Misquotations is back with an instructional new video about the truth behind famous hoaxes.

From the Roswell alien autopsy to the Piltdown man, watch and learn - and take heart if you've ever believed an April Fool's day prank, even for just one moment...

(Via Tastefully Offensive)