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Viral video of twerking girl that sets herself on fire revealed to be an elaborate prank by Jimmy Kimmel

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This has got to be one of the most impressive pranks I have ever witnessed. Jimmy Kimmel basically trolled the entire internet and a handful of news outlets with this unexpected and well-executed ruse.

Around two months ago, a video was uploaded by YouTube user Caitlin Heller called “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” It was exactly what the description said it was — and probably one of the stupidest, funniest videos I’ve seen all year. Check out the original video:

The video, unexpectedly went viral. Fast forward 9 million views later to today, and Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the amazing truth behind the burning-hot twerking action: