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funny banksy hoax People Showed Up To a Fake Banksy Meet and Greet and Were Met By an Average Man
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When this Facebook event was started in September of 2015, many called it fake, but they were totally wrong. Kind of. 

In true Banksy style (probably?), he did not show up to this meet and greet, instead the few people who still showed up got to meet the definition of an average man. Literally, when you search Google for 'an average man' the first image that comes up is a picture of Michael Whatley, the man in the banner of this event.  He wasn't associated with the event's creation but, since he was the man in the picture he decided to stop by and he was ready to paint some faces. 


via Michael Whatley

And paint faces he did. Attendees included this lovely lady carrying handfuls of spaghetti. Now her face says "Banksy Was Here". 


via Maddie Rose 

Hopefully she'll turn it into a tattoo to make this special moment permanent. 


via Village Voice 

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If you recently read a super legit, well researched article or watched a video about a strange ball of light over somewhere in Australia, you can thank Johnson Thompson, who was just trying to learn After Effects. Apparently he tricked a lot of people, including some real life journalists, into thinking it was more than just editing magic, and there was in fact a real UFO over Canberra. #justjournalismthings

Hoax of The Day: 'Phuc Dat Bich' Just Trolled The Entire Internet
Via: Guardian
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Phuc Dat Bich is a phucing liar.

The man who claimed Facebook was deleting his profile every time he updated it to his unfortunate-sounding name now tells Guardian Australia he made the whole thing up.

His real name is Tin Lee, a 23 year old living in Melbourne.

The trickster fooled the people of the Internet and countless publications (including Cheezburger) with a Facebook post lamenting his name.

He had this to say about his hoax in a Facebook post, which now seems to have been deleted:

"What started as a joke between friends, became a prank that made a fool out of the media and brought out the best in the people who reached out to me. It didn't bring out the anger and darkness that we often see on the internet, but it brought a levity and humanity in a time we need it most.

"Out of this ordeal I've concluded not to trust the credibility of the media, it's twisted by the hungry journalists who mask the truth ... It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the the biggest news sources with ease."

What a Bich.

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While we have already learned that the "Drunk Girl in Public" video was a fake (is anything even real anymore?), now the actress hired to play said drunk girl is also speaking out.

Jennifer Box has released a video apologizing for the stunt Monday, which she says was originally pitched to her as a "lighthearted prank show."

She said she never would have participated if she had known the damaging outcome of the video. But isn't forever being remembered as "that drunk girl in public on Hollywood Boulevard" a good enough reason to turn it down?

The men in the video recently spoke up about the prank to Inside Edition and the mastermind behind the entire debacle, Stephen Zhang, has made the original video private, which had racked up millions of views since it aired.

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The mysterious Moon Melon, with it's deep, vivid blue color, is said to come from Japan with a unique ability to change the taste of other foods with just a few bites. But like many things found on the internet that seem too weird to be true, the Moon Melon is just that. The exotic fruit has made quite a recent stir, thought the circulating image was reported to be a couple of digitally altered slices of plain ol' watermelon by The Daily Dot in July of 2012.


moon melon original

According to the International Business Times, many believe it's been circulating again because the widely followed Twitter account, Weird Hacks & Facts, posted a recent photo of the fantasy fruit. The post reads the following:

"This fruit grows in some parts of Japan, and is known for its vibrant blue color. What you probably don't know about this fruit is that it can switch flavors after you eat it. Everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, and it gives water a strong orange-like taste."
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