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13 Times People Fell for Satirical Jokes Online

It’s hard to believe that The Onion has been around for over 30 years. But, they’re around for a good reason: they still consistently publish hilarious satirical articles with headlines that make us LOL.

Well, they make most of us LOL…

Because there are still a lot of folks out there who don’t take the time to do 3 seconds of research to find out if a headline is true or just meant to be humorous.

And that’s why I love these examples of people falling for satirical headlines hook, line, and sinker! We think these examples are going to make you laugh. Let’s check them out.

1. Oops, they did it again!

You can’t leave the babies in there!

I don’t think I can trust you though from AteTheOnion

2. Jesus, take the wheel.

This sounds like blasphemy to me…

Calm down mate, recall where you are.. from AteTheOnion

3. Open to new methods.

It could work…give it a shot!

Spray my kids in the eyes with vinegar? I’m open to it! from AteTheOnion

4. Nice to meet you!

How could anyone fall for this one?

Didn’t Take Long from AteTheOnion

5. This chimp is going to be a hero.

But it will come at a price…

"One giant leap for apekind" from AteTheOnion

6. How could they do this?!?!

I don’t see her being able to pull this off…

Since posting, someone tried to tell her in the comments and she’s still arguing.. from AteTheOnion

7. The man is dedicated to his craft.

I can’t wait to see this!

"couldn’t they use just use puppets" from AteTheOnion

8. A lot of research went into this.

I’m glad scientists finally figured this out.

At least she’s not wrong. from AteTheOnion

9. We got a debate going on here.

I totally missed The Rapture, by the way…

People just can’t accept facts. from AteTheOnion

10. Did you know this?

A little-known Hollywood fact.

Dear old Sarah here has some interesting opinions about this particular movie detail. from AteTheOnion

11. It really happened!

You didn’t hear about this?

Wiil do anything for clicks!! from AteTheOnion

12. This is hilarious because we’ve all seen this in a hotel.

But one person didn’t catch on…

what in the hell from AteTheOnion

Will they ever learn…? Probably not!

How about you? Do you know any people in your life who fall for satirical headlines and articles like these?

If so, please tell us all about it in the comments. Thanks!