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Let’s Play Spot the Fake Clickbait Headline!

If Poe’s law deals with the impossibility of creating a parody of extremist beliefs that at least one person won’t think is true, what’s the equivalent for not being able to pick real clickbait headlines from the satiric ones? The other day I was blissfully reading an article online and in the sidebar saw a link titled, “A White Person Asks Other White People About Race. Their Answers Are Astounding.” I started cracking up, assuming it was a ClickHole post. Nope. It was a real post on Upworthy. Sigh. Let’s see if y’all can tell which of these recent headlines are real, and which ones are making fun of how absurd the real ones are.

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By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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