Is Miley Cyrus really dead? All these videos on YouTube say so, and that she'll be missed. She was supposedly in a car accident on her way to film Hannah Montana, and that's when a big freight truck hit her car. She was rushed to the hospital, and that's where she died. Is all of this really true?
Let's take a look at this question through the unforgiving lens of science.
You sent me this on Sunday morning. If Miley Cyrus had died shortly before, then her corpse would have had only a day, tops, to resurrect, shower and go through hair and makeup before arriving at the MTV VMAs Sunday afternoon. Yes, Miley was wearing a black dress on the VMA red carpet. But it was spangly and festive, not funerary and somber. I don't think anyone—not even Tish Cyrus—would have buried her in that.
And, oh, one more thing: Snopes.com and a host of other outlets have declared the death reports a definite hoax.
Here's how the ugly rumor got started: