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27 Funny And Sad Times People Didn't Understand Satire

It could be poor reading comprehension, gullibility, or just a failure to check sources, but many people have a problem with understanding satire. Even when it's not subtle, some folks really just miss the point of satire, or don't want to get it. Sometimes it's funny to see someone react with outrage over a fake story about NASA shooting a chimp into the sun. Other times it's just kind of pitiful, like when someone uses a joke as a source in an actual article.

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18 Bummers to Remind You Life Could Be Worse

Life is doling out bad hands, but luckily your number doesn't come up every day. Here's some highly varied "bad times" other people are having.

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29 Hot and Wild Headlines from The Home of Florida Man

Florida man strikes again! Thanks to Florida's Sunshine Law allowing very open access to public records of police goings-on, we get a whole lot of wtf stories coming out of the state. In the headlines, the Florida men of all stripes come out of the woodwork and make the world a wackier, drunker, and more dangerous place.

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20 Daft Headlines to Meet Your Laugh Deadline

So much news is printed on any given day that there's bound to be some colossal screw-ups. We only wish online newspapers couldn't edit their own typos in real time so their fails would be easier to document. Those mistake-correcting bastards. Anyway here are some more wacky headlines that got way out of hand.

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18 Embarrassing Times People Believed Satire

We always get a kick out of people thinking various satire articles are real. Then after we see how frequently this happens, it kind of starts to make us a little frustrated that there are this many people walking around who can be so easily tricked by a humor article. Anyway, if you wanna see more, here are some times utter nincompoops believed The Onion.

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25 Dirty, Dark and Dumb Design Failures That Somehow Got the Okay

Nobody out here is proofreading their work, and we're grateful for it. Here's some serious attempts that went off the rails into Crap Town.

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30+ Wacky Headlines That Got Way out of Hand

Apparently, newspaper editors have enough free-time to think of terrifically funny headlines. That or they sort of let them happen on accident.

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The Hilarious Misadventures and Misdeeds of 'Florida Man'

Oh Florida. 

Aside from the fact that half the state is under water or the fact that there are alligators in people's backyards, Florida sure seems like a nice place. Well that and all the Florida Man headlines that seem to get crazier as time goes on. Either the police in Florida are extremely talented at catching crazies, or criminals in Florida are simply crazy themselves. But the nice weather makes up for it all.

Funny florida man headlines that are out of this world and out of your state
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