The internet really is the great equalizer. But that doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be the tide that raises all ships.
Sometimes, the tide is very low.
And that’s where we get easy pickin’ fruit – like these hoaxes that made us all a little bit dumber:
#7. CNN thought this was real?
I feel like I saw this at some point back in 2008 and didn’t bother to find out whether it was real or not.
I also don’t know that I cared.
I was never a fan of the former governor for much other than entertainment, and I didn’t and still don’t see what a photo of a politician in a swimsuit with a gun has to do with anything.
Anyhow, it was fake:
And maybe CNN’s entertainment reporter Lola Ogunnaike should have been more suspicious than I was.
#6. That’s no moon! (melon)
I still see this one floating around:
I mean, people are doing crazy things with fruits.
I just tried raisins that taste like Lemonheads.
Why do these exist?!
Raisins are already nature’s candy.
And I feel guilty for liking them when I tried them again this morning.
I also tried a grapple a few years ago:
It tasted like a waste of money.
So when I saw this around that same time:
I thought, “Well. OK.”
And I never stopped to question if it was just a doctored photo:
But it was.