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Gullible People Believing The Onion is Real Makes for Perfect Internet

Apparently, the absurd headlines weren't enough to alter the credibility of these preposterous news stories. Welcome to the Internet, meet The Onion!

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14 Times Total Blockheads Believed Glaringly Obvious Satire

Most of us are familiar with the satirical stylings of "news" sites like Clickhole and The Onion that bring us that hilarious political and social commentary we all crave from time to time. Unfortunately however, some poor dummies just never got the "fake news" memo. 

The following are those people...

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17 Times Fragile-Hearted Idiots Didn't Get Satire

Remember to check your sources, or you might end up like one of these doofuses, getting mad over something that you didn't even realize was a joke.

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15 Times Satire Swooped over People's Heads

Either they don't get the joke or they don't want to. None of us wanted it to be this way.

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14 Times Gullible Dummies Believed Obvious Satire

If there was ever an appropriate time to utter the old Southern saying "bless your heart," it's right now. It's probably safe to say that most people in the English-speaking world are familiar with the troll-y ways of publications like The Onion or Clickhole, yet some naive souls, like the following, never got the memo. It's totally okay to laugh now and feel sorry for them later.

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25 Laughably Dumb Times People Thought Satire Was Real

Just when you think people can't stoop low enough, they respond seriously to an Onion article. Is it a lack of critical thinking skills? Poor reading comprehension? Zero sense of humor? Bogus knowledge of the real world and an inability to distinguish between fact from fiction? Okay, yeah it's probably a combination of all of these. Anyway if you liked these then here's more times people assumed The Onion was trying to be a reputable News source.

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17 Times Unthinking People Believed the Most Absurd Satire

How hard is it to discern between a news source and a humor website? Did these people leave their thinking caps at the door? That said, boy does it make you feel smart to be in on the joke when someone else is scratching their head.

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14 Spicy Headlines From 'The Onion' That Just Speak To Us

We love The Onion because it never fails to relate to us all with its spicy takes.

And just in case you live under a rock, or were planning to show this to your innocent grandma, we gotta give the disclaimer that The Onion is a satirical publication.

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