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Sadly Mistaken People Who Didn't Understand Satire

People have a really hard time deciphering what is real news and what is obviously a joke. Who knew the unintended consequence of satirical news would be your grandma thinking the rapture happened. Whether it's a state of uncanny gullibility or just poor reading comprehension, a lot of mistaken people do not understand satire.

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25 Laughably Dumb Times People Thought Satire Was Real

Just when you think people can't stoop low enough, they respond seriously to an Onion article. Is it a lack of critical thinking skills? Poor reading comprehension? Zero sense of humor? Bogus knowledge of the real world and an inability to distinguish between fact from fiction? Okay, yeah it's probably a combination of all of these. Anyway if you liked these then here's more times people assumed The Onion was trying to be a reputable News source.

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19 Lies Older Siblings Told Their Younger Siblings to Mess with Them

Being a younger sibling is not all roses. It comes with wearing old clothes, losing at every game you play, and sometimes being told you're colorblind and adopted.

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17 Unbelievably Stupid Things That Oblivious People Believed For Shamefully Long Amounts of Time

Some gullible guppies will blow your damn mind when it comes to the kind of fabricated bullshit they'll ignorantly believe till you tell 'em you straight up spewed it out of your ass. For pure entertainment purposes and dragging these lies out, I selfishly wish these people had never learned they were being fed nothing but stories and factoids that couldn't have been further removed from the truth. 

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Gullible People Believing The Onion is Real Makes for Perfect Internet

Apparently, the absurd headlines weren't enough to alter the credibility of these preposterous news stories. Welcome to the Internet, meet The Onion!

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How do you lose something after you drop it? Did it flex into a tube shape and roll under the couch? Did it sprout legs and run away?

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It's like the modern-day version of saying sarcastic things while coughing. #exceptforhashtags