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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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17 Times Regret-Filled People Realized They Were the Bad Guy

There are moments that you realize you were being a bastard. Sometimes you realize it years later. Sometimes you didn't have a crucial piece of information and you need to be humbled in the moment because you were being an ass. It doesn't feel good to realize you were being the bad guy, but it happens a lot. For more like this, here are ashamed people sharing their most embarrassing moment.

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18 Embarrassing Times Mistaken People Thought Satire Was Real

Just goes to show that people will react to a ridiculous headline before reading the source. One of these even came from a site called "Not Really News." It's almost as if there is nothing The Onion can put out that SOMEONE won't think is real.

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Tech Support Blows Minds of Retail Employees with Power Button Bombshell

We're not sure who's more shocked here; The retail worker who learned the power symbol isn't a camera, or the tech support dude who had to tell them?

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13 of the Creepiest Things People Have Seen from Their Window

Just seeing someone out there isn't the creepiest thing. It's the ones where someone is looking back. Those are the creepiest.

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