Literally Unbelievable is a website devoted to the task of tracking suckers across the web who take Onion stories as actual news. Some of these memes spread very far and wind up in state-run newspapers (who can forget the NoKo dictator voted “sexiest man alive”) or forming the basis for big societal trends (like the Christian Harry Potter haters who, for years, recirculated the Onion story about J.K. Rowling leading satanic covens of children in worship of the devil). There’s one born every minute and sites like this on and Snopes do us the service of helping to calm down the human impulse to run with any dirt that will confirm us in our prejudices.

Plus, it’s pretty funny.

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