27 Times The Real-Life News Was Crazier Than ‘The Onion’

Image via The Guardian
Image via The Guardian

Much like chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant, or your ultra-conservative uncle on Thanksgiving Day, it’s hard to imagine the Internet without The Onion’s biting satire of the human experience.

It’s all fun and games when their faux news stories are ridiculous beyond belief. But from time to time, we come across a story that seems to have their fingerprints all over it… the only problem is, the story is actually true.

These 27 headlines prove that no matter how ridiculous The Onion gets, real life is just as absurd.

1. Nickelback Hatred Finally Explained by Science


Like we really needed science to explain how much “Rockstar” sucks.


2. Americans are More Likely than the Rest of the World to Believe Hard Work Pays Off


Rightfully so, or are we just naive? You decide.


3. Man Sues Florida Hospital For Tossing His Right Leg in the Trash


Sure, the internet has seen the notorious “Florida Man” at some of the lowest points of his life – fighting alligators and eating the neighbor’s dog – but for once he might be in the right.

Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.