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Quiz: Can YOU Spot the Fakes?

Image #1: A studio portrait of fraternal twins Kian and Remee of Nottingham, England. Choose one: Real or Fake?

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Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive by Killer Whales? No, It's a Hoax!

Satirical article from World News Daily Report claims that 16 crew members of a Japanese whaling ship were eaten alive by killer whales. False.

Two Moons on August 27?

Two moons? Online rumor claims 27 August will bring the 'closest encounter between Mars and Earth in recorded history,' resembling two moons in the night sky.

Did Derek Jeter Cancel Retirement to Play for Red Sox? Nope, It's a Hoax.

Satirical article from EmpireNews.net claims Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has decided not to retire, instead accepting a contract from rivals the Boston Red Sox.

The Russian Sleep Experiment

In the 1940s, Russian researchers conducted an experiment in which five prison inmates were kept awake for 15 days straight. To say it didn't go well is an understatement.

No, George W. Bush Wasn't Arrested For Cocaine Possession in Dallas Last Week

Satirical article claims former President G.W. Bush was arrested during a routine traffic stop in Dallas for possessing cocaine.

Body Found Under Motel Bed in NJ? This Time It's False!

Satirical article claims a woman's dead body was found under a motel bed, where it had lain undiscovered for 5 years or more.

No, the KKK Didn't Start a Change.org Petition to 'Purge' African Americans

Satirical article claims the KKK has started a petition for an annual 'purge' (guilt-free murdering) of African Americans.

AVOID THE SCAM: 'Actual Footage of Missile Fired at Malaysian Airliner' Video

Beware of posts linking to a video of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 being shot down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists. It's a scam.

Urban Legends, Are You SURE 'Mr. Gorsky' Was a Hoax?

A reader writes: 'I absolutely recall hearing these comments on the radio, in 1995, as told by Armstrong following the press conference. Either what I heard was an audio hoax, he was just kidding, or it is the truth. Are you SURE it was a hoax?'

Does the Word 'Dork' Really Mean 'Whale Penis'?

Attention Internet: The word dork does NOT mean whale penis!

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