CBS Station Spreads Cruel "Pumpkin Spice Four Loko" Hoax

Gawker readers of a certain age may fondly remember Four Loko*, the once popular malt liquor energy drink framed as a public menace and later banned by—who elseObama. Many of those same readers will be surprised to learn the formerly verboten beverage continues to be manufactured, albeit in a neutered,… » 9/25/14 4:45pm Thursday 4:45pm

Facebook Users Flip Out Over Ancient "Monthly Fee" Hoax

This week, social media users staged a collective shit-fit after "satire" site National Report published an article titled "Facebook To Begin Charging Users $2.99/mo Starting November 1st." According to the story, the only way to escape the subscription fee was to post a status update bearing the hashtag » 9/24/14 4:15pm Wednesday 4:15pm

Three Boobs Are Most Likely Two Boobs and a Lie

We all had our suspicions about the three-boob lady's third boob, and now it appears that the worst is true: Jasmine Tridevil's third breast, TMZ reports, is not a true implant, but a mere prosthetic. » 9/23/14 8:00pm 9/23/14 8:00pm

This MRI Sex Tape Is Totally Real and Pretty Gross

In their search for increasingly harder -cores, the porn industry has pioneered hundreds of techniques in the photography of human genitals, from Hustler's "pink-shots" to the now-standard penetration close-up. But for all their perversion, smut peddlers have never able to match the clinical kinkiness of… » 9/22/14 4:20pm 9/22/14 4:20pm

The Ultimate Tutorial for Writing Slimy Internet Hoaxes

Have you ever wanted to get millions of hits on your blog without having to use one bit of your brain? Would you like to create a hoax disguised as satire in order to bring home a traffic bonanza? Do you aspire to be a slimebag? Boy have I got the tutorial for you! » 9/17/14 6:56pm 9/17/14 6:56pm

Christian Blogs Spread Fake ISIS Family Conversion Story

Among bearded extremists, the mantra "convert or die" has recently experienced something of a renaissance, proving equally popular among fans of the Duck and Rashidun dynasties. So Christian evangelists were understandably excited this week when news came out that the brother of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi… » 9/16/14 4:15pm 9/16/14 4:15pm

"Help Me Get Rid of Burning Man Girl" Pleads Super Fake Craigslist Ad

Disposing of unwanted house guests is one of humanity's most ancient problems, dating back to the age of Sinbad, but last week a man sought a decidedly modern solution to his couch squatter. Posting to San Francisco's general community board on Tuesday, an anonymous Craigslister wrote an an ad titled "HELP ME GET RID… » 9/15/14 2:15pm 9/15/14 2:15pm

Sorry, Tea Partiers: Obama Isn't Resigning Over "Benghazi Revelations"

Last week, the Internet's right-wing rejoiced after a report came out titled "Obama To Resign January 1st Amid New Benghazi Revelations." According to the article, reporters at Fox News successfully negotiated for the president's departure, having obtained a video proving he "intentionally ordered key security… » 9/09/14 4:30pm 9/09/14 4:30pm

Satire Site Fools Thousands With Dumb "Betty White Dyes" Story

While much of the world was celebrating the life of the late Joan Rivers last week, people in a parallel, notably stupider universe mourned the death of the very much alive Betty White. It was all thanks to an article about hair treatments from self-described satirists Empire News, titled "Actress Betty White, 92,… » 9/08/14 3:30pm 9/08/14 3:30pm

Record-Shattering Snow This Winter? Take It With a Grain of Rock Salt

We're going to have the snowiest winter in recorded history this year! If you believe this, chances are you recently read a terrible knockoff of The Onion. The junk site in question wrote about predictions of "record-shattering snowfall" this winter, and it's a bunch of malarkey. » 9/08/14 10:15am 9/08/14 10:15am