The Delightful World Of Editorial Screw Ups In China
Last week's incident of Chinese state-owned media outlet Xinhua re-printing Andy Borowitz's satire as real news is hardly the first time Chinese news editors' bullshit-detectors have failed them. Let's see what other fake news stories have slipped by China's seasoned fact-checkers.
The Guardian Is Trying To Steal BuzzFeed's Thunder With... Bees
The British newspaper the Guardian launches a new column on the ticking time bomb that is colony collapse disorder (CCD). Not content with stealing pre-existing religious initialisms, the British news outlet has moved on to bigger prey, poaching this very site's name for its column. Buzzfeed, move over: here comes Buzzfeeds.
The Internet's Love Affair With Nigel Thornberry And You
You may not be aware that the internet has an obsession with everyone's favorite naturalist (next to David Attenborough, of course). That obsession has manifested in the form of taking some of the most smashing cartoon movie characters of your childhood and slapping Nigel's nose-dominated face on them. There are also some photoshop jobs that may haunt you in your sleep. Here's how you're likely to react to finding Nigel Thornberry in his not-so-natural habitats.