Teen Stoners Freak Out Over Fake Facebook Drug Task Force

Kids these days, right? When the punks aren't selfie-ing their Kardashians on Facebook, they're trying to put honest street dealers out of business by buying their dope online. So when National Report published the article "Facebook Drug Task Force To Begin Monitoring All Messages October 1st" on Monday,… » 8/19/14 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

Louisville Teen Starts Hoax on Twitter About a "Purge"

A teen in Louisville is being investigated after starting rumors of a "Purge" that was slated to take place Friday night. A flier for the purge, circulated on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook gained traction quickly. The nuanced and culturally-sensitive website Thought Catalog published a fictional account of what… » 8/16/14 5:23pm Saturday 5:23pm

NASCAR Fans Freak Out Over Tony Stewart Retirement Hoax

Last weekend, former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart struck and killed another driver during a horrific sprint car crash, making much of the racer's future uncertain. For many, however, the only question was whether Stewart would continue to compete, which was seemingly answered Thursday when Empire News reported "Tony… » 8/15/14 4:45pm Friday 4:45pm

Coke Bottles List Every Name from "Mambo No. 5" in Fake, Bad Photo

Yesterday, a picture popped up on Reddit showing a row of Coca-Cola bottles bearing the names of the women (in order) from Lou Bega's 1999 hit "Mambo No. 5." Being longtime fans of the listicle pioneer, Buzzfeed breathlessly wrote up the story, followed soon after by Huffington Post, Metro and Elite Daily. » 8/07/14 3:42pm 8/07/14 3:42pm

CBS News Falls for Hoax, Reports on Nonexistent "Sideways Tornado"

CBS News published an article this afternoon reporting on a super rare "sideways tornado" spotted in Maryland. The only problem is that there is no such thing as a sideways tornado, and apparently CBS has no meteorologists (or elementary school graduates) on its payroll to fact check this sideways article. » 8/06/14 5:57pm 8/06/14 5:57pm

Vladimir Putin Bird Shit Video Is Bullshit

In 2014, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and plausible but fake Internet garbage. A recent viral video of a bird pooping on Russian President Vladimir Putin falls into that last category, seemingly too mundane to even be worth faking. » 8/06/14 4:15pm 8/06/14 4:15pm

Darryl Strawberry Casually Confirms Insane Cat Decapitation Story

Of baseball's many urban legends, few are as psychotic as the story of animal torture first told in Heat, the 1999 autobiography of Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden. In that book, Gooden gives a firsthand account of former teammate Kevin Mitchell drunkenly threatening his girlfriend with a 12-inch knife before cutting her… » 8/06/14 11:25am 8/06/14 11:25am

Missing $4,000 Egg Salad Recipe Is Fake, Not Stolen

On Sunday, Wall Street Journal reporter Erica Orden and hundreds of others shared an entry from the Hamptons police blotter that neatly confirmed every stereotype about Long Island's tribe of rich, seafaring dicks. According to Dan's Papers, one Sergio Eisalat (profession: reality TV star) had reported his copy of… » 8/04/14 12:30pm 8/04/14 12:30pm

NBC Affiliate Spreads Dumb "Contaminated Coke" Scare

Would you like to see an example of satire? Here is an example of satire: "ExxonMobil, Chevron Locked In Bidding War To Acquire Lucrative Pennsylvania Senator." Would like to see an example of garbage, bad faith "satire"? Here is an example of garbage, bad faith "satire": "Coca-Cola Recalls 2 Million Bottles With The… » 8/01/14 5:15pm 8/01/14 5:15pm

Woman Accused of Eating Dead Bird on Train Was Just Excited

Like any other shared space, public transit is gross. Even when the rules are clearly understood, people are going to do whatever they can get away with, whether that means clipping their nails, delivering racist tirades or ravenously eating potato chips off the floor. Plucking birds, however, is not gross—or at least… » 7/30/14 12:30pm 7/30/14 12:30pm