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7 Fake Cures For Zika That Are Spreading Online

The Zika virus has officially spread to over 50 countries, including the United States and Australia. And like public health threats of the past, there are plenty of hucksters trying to sell “natural” remedies for Zika online. But they’re all bullshit.


7 Viral Photos Of Marilyn Monroe That Are Totally Fake (NSFW)

Marilyn Monroe died more than 50 years ago, but people are still obsessed with her as ever. And it was Monroe’s birthday yesterday, so there’s a good chance you’ll see even more photos of her on Facebook and Pinterest than usual this week. But be careful, because many of them are completely fake.


Is This A Time Traveller At A Mike Tyson Fight In 1995?

Does this 1995 video of a Mike Tyson fight show a time traveller with a cameraphone? The simple answer is no. And the complex answer is also no. But it’s a perfect example of how the past can play tricks on us.


22 April Fools' Day Products That Are Totally Fake But Should Be Real

Scientifically speaking, April Fools’ Day is the worst day of the year. And as consumers we have only two options to survive the horror that is brands flogging the dead horse known as April Fools’ Day. The first is to humour them by politely chuckling at their whipping of the stallion’s corpse.

The second is to saddle up and ride that poor, rotting pony — pretending it’s alive until these brands provide us with the products and services they’re offering.

But honestly, some of the products that brands advertise on April Fools’ Day sound pretty nice. Like Virgin Australia’s Kids Class cabin? No more screaming children kicking the back of your seat? Sign me the hell up.


That Photo Of Obama Pointing At A Naked Portrait Of Trump Is Totally Fake (NSFW)

There’s a photo currently swirling around the great big toilet bowl of social media that supposedly shows President Obama in Cuba. He’s pointing and smiling at an illustration of a naked Donald Trump. An illustration of Donald Trump sporting a micropenis, no less. But it’s completely fake.


Trump Used A Fake Gandhi Quote On Instagram To Make America Great Again (Bernie Used It Too)

Have you ever heard the phrase, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”? It’s often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, but he actually never said that. Someone should tell Donald Trump.


That Loose Zebra In New York Is Fake Because Everything On The Internet Is Fake

There was a zebra on the loose in New York! Or at least that’s what Twitter wants you to believe. The image went viral after Buzzfeed retweeted it. But it’s a fake.


That Angry Trump Twitter Account Is Fake. No, The Other Angry Trump Twitter Account

Before you retweet some hilariously indignant missive from Donald Trump, we suggest you look a bit closer. Granted, Trump is known for saying outlandish things on Twitter. But there are so many fake Trump Twitter accounts, you might be retweeting a “parody” account.


American Powerball Maths: $1.3 Billion Divided By 300 Million Is Actually $4.33

There’s a lottery meme spreading amongst American Facebook users claiming that if the current US Powerball jackpot was divided evenly, every American would get $US4.3 million. But that’s not right at all. Why? Simple maths.


No, Ammon Bundy Didn't Compare His Militia To Rosa Parks (He's Not On Twitter)

A lot of news outlets were enraged about tweets by Ammon Bundy, the leader of a group that’s currently “occupying” a bird sanctuary building in Oregon. The only problem? Bundy doesn’t have a Twitter account.


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