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Jimmy Kimmel and Kate Hansen Reveal the ‘Wolf in Sochi’ Was Just an Elaborate Prank (Video)
First it was the worst twerk fail ever, and now it’s the Kate Hansen “wolf in my hallway” thing. At this rate, I guess we’re all going to have to assume any crazy story we learn about on the internet is just a Jimmy Kimmel prank.
Yesterday the internet lit up with people talking about dancing luger Kate Hansen’s YouTube video of a wolf wandering the hallways of an Olympic dorm. We here at Total Pro Sports were certainly no exception. However, it turns out that there really was no stray dog wandering around inside Hansen’s dorm. It was all just an elaborate prank for Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The folks at the show contacted Hansen and asked her if she wanted to be a part of it. She said yes, so they constructed an exact replica of her dorm hallway, hired a real wolf (not a dog, as most of us believed), filmed the clip, and uploaded it to her Twitter account. Then the story spread like wildfire.
Of course, last night Kimmel came clean, and he had both the wolf and Kate (via Skype) on the show to prove it. Have a look:
All in all, it’s a pretty good prank. Don’t feel too bad if you were fooled, though. We don’t. After all, they built an exact replica of the hallway and the post came straight from Hansen’s account. Of course everyone bought it!