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Fake Trump Wall Lego is Your Ironic AND Non-Ironic Christmas Gift

This is bad on so many levels it's very nearly clocked the system and come up as good. It's fake Lego for a start, which is universally appalling. It's also about Trump, which is merely quite SAD, plus it's been created by a pro-Trump organisation that is selling MAGA merchandise to Americans that appeals to both serious Trump fans and the ironic category of Trump haters. Read More >>

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The Psychology of Faking Your Own Death

Why would anyone fake their own death? Some seek a departure from royalty, a career as a pirate, or a quiet life after taking down the Third Reich. Usually, they’re chasing an escape from bankruptcy or bad marriages. But for some, it may seem that staging their own death is the only way to feel like they’re alive. Read More >>

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That Viral Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways is Totally Fake

Did you see that photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito like a corn cob? The photo went viral on Facebook, Twitter, and dozens of news sites. But we’ve got some bad news for you, or good news depending on how you look at it. The photo is totally fake. Read More >>

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This Video of a Giant Penis Building Shooting Fireworks Is Too Good to Be Real

It’s all but impossible to keep phallic comparisons out of your head when staring up at a towering skyscraper, but residents of the Guangxi region in southeastern China have a new addition to their skyline that seems unmistakably penis-inspired—and a fake viral video isn’t helping to dissuade opinions. Read More >>

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This Photo Claiming to be ‘Cassini’s Last Image’ is Totally Fake

Have you seen this photo, supposedly showing the last image captured by the Cassini space probe before it crashed into Saturn’s atmosphere? It’s beautiful. But unfortunately, it’s also totally fake. Read More >>

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That Viral Tweet Linking Social App IRL With Sex Trafficking Is False

On Friday, someone tweeted that texts from a social app called “IRL” were connected to a sex trafficking scheme, and by Monday afternoon, the warning had more than one hundred thousand retweets and likes. But while the app is real, the claim — that the message is somehow linked to human trafficking — is completely unsubstantiated. Read More >>

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That Viral Facebook Post About a ‘Deadly Spider’ Spreading Across the US Is Totally Fake

If you’ve seen a viral Facebook post about a spider “from Hell” killing people in the US states of West Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi, I have some good news: It’s completely false. Since it was first posted on Tuesday, “NEW DEADLY SPIDER SPREADS ACROSS USA” has been shared on the social network over a million times, but the spider shown in the post isn’t a killer. It’s not even new in the US. Read More >>

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The Viral Robot Video That’s Freaking Everyone Out Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this video of a very human-looking robot walking up a driveway? It’s gotten a lot of people online freaked out about the coming robot apocalypse. But you can rest easy... for now. This “robot” was created using computer graphics. As in, it’s totally fake. Read More >>

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Artist Adds Honesty to Facebook’s Poster Ads

Someone with access to a big printer has been specially adapting Facebook posters around London, turning the company's attempts at mindwashing the capital with positive corporate thoughts into rather more honest takes on how the social network makes a living. Read More >>

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Russian State TV Photoshops an Awkward Smile on Kim Jong Un’s Face

Russia’s Channel One aired a segment yesterday about Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s recent meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. But one part of the news broadcast was pretty weird. Take a look at Kim’s face in the screenshot on the left. Kim has been photoshopped to look like he’s smiling. And it’s not even a very good photoshop job. Read More >>

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This Viral Video of Ducks Waiting for a Green Light to Cross the Street Is Totally Fake

Have you seen this video of ducks in Germany waiting for a green light before they cross the street? It’s gone viral, getting tens of thousands of views on Twitter and over 2.5 million views on Facebook. But the video is totally fake. The ducks are computer generated. Read More >>

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Man Disqualified From Wildlife Photo Contest for Using a Stuffed Animal

The winner of a wildlife-themed photographic competition run by the Natural History Museum has been retrospectively kicked out, after concerned rival photographers spotted an alarming similarity between the anteater star of the victorious photo and a stuffed animal that welcomes guests in a park's visitor centre. Read More >>

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Police Investigate YouTuber’s Boxing Blag

A YouTuber is being investigated by the police after boasting of blagging his way into the ring after this weekend's heavyweight boxing title fight, with the operators of the Principality Stadium in Cardiff suggesting he created a security risk by using a fake pass to avoid paying the £2,000 price of a genuine VIP ticket and join Anthony Joshua in the ring after the fight. Read More >>

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Julian Assange, Notable Edgy 14-Year-Old, Tweets Fake Ricky Gervais Quote in Earnest

Julian Assange likes to boast that WikiLeaks has a “perfect record” of “accurate vetting.” But if Assange’s Twitter account is any indication, Assange can’t even spot a ridiculous parody of “edginess” when he sees it. Read More >>

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Viral Photo of Stephen Hawking at a Vietnam War Protest Is a Lie

Have you seen this photo of Stephen Hawking protesting the Vietnam War in 1968? It’s a powerful image, but it’s not actually Hawking. Gizmodo has confirmed with the National Portrait Gallery in London that it doesn’t actually know who the bespectacled man with canes might be. Read More >>