What's the Most Embarrassing Viral Hoax You've Ever Been Fooled By?

The internet is full of lies, hoaxes, and misinformation. And we, we are only human. Whether it's with some dumb fake news site or a viral photo that won't die or an misread Onion headline, we've all been a proven too gullible at some point. Tell us your most embarrassing story.

I'll go first. When I was less cynical about the internet than I am now, I encountered what looked like a submit-your-own Shell advertising campaign that had been cleverly co-opted by environmentalists. I even pitched a story to my editor about it! And then, uhh, I realized...uh...the whole thing was a Greenpeace stunt.


All right, give us your worst. We already know Deadspin's.

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