I believe it was the great Abraham Lincoln who once said, “don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”
I must say, honest Abe was really ahead of his time. Before the internet and google, people could lie all they want and there was no way to ever prove them wrong. Now, we have reverse image search, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and the rest of the internet all at our disposal so that we can fact check things on the spot.
Nevertheless, even with all of these tools at our disposal, people continue to lie online in an attempt to make themselves look better. I guess the reason behind all of this is that the truth gets less likes. Whether it involves pretending that a barista left a heartfelt message just for you on your iced coffee, pretending that you have a thick and lustrous beard, or pretending that someone took a picture of you while you were sleeping on a plane, sometimes people think that they can get away with just about anything.
Unfortunately, these people sometimes forget that others can easily check to see if what they are saying is the truth. And there’s nothing better than calling them out on it. Here are 20 people who did not fool the internet.
20 Prettiest Girl
Wow, it looks like someone definitely has a secret admirer. I mean come on, why else would a barista write “For the prettiest girl I’ll see today” on the cup of their iced coffee if this wasn’t true? And as if getting this message wasn’t enough of an ego boost, it came at 10 in the morning when this girl had just gotten out of bed and had some leftover make up on.
How amazing is that? This girl must really be gorgeous.
Or maybe the answer is simpler than you might think. Thanks to a quick Google reverse image search, this girl’s “friend” was able to see that this picture has been making it’s rounds all over the internet. So then I guess this girl is one of the many people who claim to have gotten iced coffee intended for the “prettiest girl” that barista would see today. Don’t you just love a good old fashioned reverse image search? I know I do. Maybe this girl will think twice before trying to trick all of her Facebook friends. Maybe that iced coffee should have read, “For the sneakiest girl I’ll see today. Yeah, I think that sounds about right.
Wow, this next guy’s beard game is strong. Just look at how even, groomed, and lined up that thing is. You can tell that he must really take good care of it. I honestly don’t see anything wrong with this picture or this guy’s beard. His beard is perfect.
Oh, wait a minute...
I think I just found out what's wrong with this guy’s beard. It’s not real! The person on this Twitter thread was kind enough to point out that there was something wrong with the bottom corner of this photo. For some strange reason, the bottom right hand corner of this picture says “Beardify.” That’s pretty strange. I guess the only reason why the bottom right hand corner would say “Beardify” is if you install and use the Beardify app that grows a beard for you...
I knew that beard was too good to be true. What’s next? Hairify? Is there an app that gives you amazing hair so that you can fool all of your Twitter followers too? I will say this though, that Beardify app is pretty darn impressive. If it wasn’t for the watermark, I never would have guessed that his beard was fake. Never in a million years.
18 Sleeping Beauty
Jet-setting around the world must make people pretty tired. Case in point: this next gentleman.
It seems that he passed out on his flight after rushing back to the airport. And how do I know this? I’m glad you asked. We have photographic evidence of this, that’s how I know.
Someone on the flight he passed out on must have taken his picture while he was sleeping because how else do you get a picture like this? It’s not like he would take a picture of himself while he was sleeping and post it on social media, right? That would be crazy, wouldn’t it?
Yes, this guy’s friends were pretty suspicious about this “sleeping” picture, but this guy’s defense for it is pretty airtight if you ask me. He claims that the person who sat in front of him took the picture while he was sleeping and told him about it after he woke up. Yeah, because that happens all the time on flights...
Passengers are always taking pictures of other passengers while they are sleeping because that’s a totally normal, non-creepy thing to do to another person. And then this guy figured that he might as well use this picture, because why not?
Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with the first word of this sentence: “Careful.” Please be “careful” of what you post online. If you lie, you will more often than not, get called out on it. Much like this next girl did. Poor dear.
Look, I get it. Everybody goes through that awkward stage in middle school. And to be quite honest, it sometimes doesn’t even end until you’re out of college. And who wouldn’t want to post a before-and-after picture like that on social media to show everyone how amazing you look now. The only problem here is that you can’t do this if you were already attractive. The point is to show how much you have changed. The point is not to be an attention seeker. And this next girl got called out for it.
Savali is the true hero here for letting everyone know that no one called this girl ugly in middle school. This girl just wanted an excuse to post another picture of herself. Don’t you just dislike people like that? It’s like we get it already, you’re attractive. Let’s just go on with our lives. Always remember what Savali taught us. Just post your picture and go.
Sick bod, bro. Looking at this next guy’s body just goes to show you that hard work really does pay off. And to think that it’s only been three weeks since this kid started working out. That’s nuts! It usually takes people years to get the physique they want. Especially if they are doing it naturally. (That means without performance enhancers.)
I guess all of that working out got rid of his neck because when this kid Photoshopped his head on whoever that person’s body is, he forgot to include the neck. Yeah, you guessed right. This is clearly not real. Also, that skin color is clearly not real either. It seems that this Photoshop was so bad that this person’s dad had to comment on the picture and tell his son to stop making a fool of himself.
I think it’s safe to say that good old dad is right about this one.
This kid didn’t even cut out his head correctly when he Photoshopped this. You can still see the edges from the original picture. If you are going to lie to your friends, why not take pride in your work and make it the best possible photoshop you can? Kids these days…
Wow, she thicc. (I just want to make sure that “thicc” is the correct term to use in a case like this. I hope my slang is up to date.)
Now, back to this next girl’s backside.
Something is definitely fishy about this backside picture. I just can’t put my finger on it… Oh, I see. I think I may have just figured out what’s wrong with this picture. It looks like this girl Photoshopped her shadow so that her butt looks smaller in the shadow. Boom! You’re busted. What? Are you telling me that she didn’t Photoshop her shadow? Are you saying that she Photoshopped her actual butt? What would she want to do that for? Well, I guess that explains why the sidewalk curves behind her. I thought that the street just happened to have a natural curve to it.
I guess it’s true that the shadow always knows.
Now that I think about it, it makes sense that someone would Photoshop themselves and not their shadow. Darn, this girl almost fooled me. But at least they weren’t able to fool the internet. You’ll have to wake up pretty early in the morning if you want to pull one over on the Internet.
14 Most Awesome
How many likes can I get for this being the most awesome writer ever??? You all should be thanking me for allowing you to read what I’m writing…
Contrary to popular belief, my head is not up where you think it is. Thank you for the likes, but I was hacked. That wasn’t me who wrote that. Isn’t it so crazy how this happened to myself and this next person? What are the odds that we both got hacked and the person who hacked us wrote such vain things about us? That’s so strange.
Unfortunately for this next person, nobody on Facebook was buying what they were selling.
Really? You were hacked? And the person who hacked you said you were the most awesome person ever? Give me a break. If someone did hack your Facebook, they’re not going to write something nice about you. That's not what hackers do. They don’t hack your account to say nice things about you. Hackers aren’t nice people. And if that wasn’t a dead giveaway that this person was lying, they also seemed very impressed by the number of likes they just so happened to have gotten as a result of the alleged hacker. Nice try, buddy.
13 World Record
You know that training is going good when you are setting world records that haven’t been broken since 2004, and you are only on your practice runs.
That’s right, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia is no longer the world record of holder of the 5,000 meter run. Someone should tell Kenenisa about this and that his world record time of 12:37.35 minutes was shattered by over two-and-a-half minutes by Rob during his training.
If Rob is breaking world records during his training for the 5K, I for one can’t wait to see what he’ll do during the actual race. And there is no reason not to believe that Rob is running 5Ks in 10 minutes because why would he post it on Facebook if it wasn’t true?
Thankfully, Rob’s friend Cal was able to let Rob know what the world record time is so now Rob can get his time verified and make his way into the record books. Running a 5K in 10 minutes is a remarkable feat and he should receive the recognition he deserves for this. That is, unless of course Rob is lying about this and is just trying to make others think that he is doing incredibly well. Nah, that can’t be it.
12 Supermarket 1979
I must say that this is one of the more stranger instances in which someone tried to fool the Internet. This next person, for reasons still unknown, decided to post an image of a grocery store after midnight, from the year 1979.
Seriously though, why did this person post this? And it’s not even real, as I’m sure you all have guessed.
Thankfully, someone was kind enough to point out that there was an obvious Powerade stand in this midnight grocery store photo. And to the best of my knowledge, Powerade was not around in 1979.
In fact, I think everyone knows that Powerade was not around in 1979. Therefore, I think it’s safe to say that this picture is not of a grocery store at midnight in the year 1979. I still don’t quite understand what the person who posted this picture was trying to accomplish. Why were they trying to trick everyone into thinking that this picture of a present day grocery store was actually a picture of a grocery at midnight from 1979? I mean of all the things to try and trick people with, this person decides to go with a grocery store? I guess to each their own.
Ugh, I definitely feel the person in this next post. You have no idea how many times I accidentally take a picture when I’m really trying to screenshot something. It’s so annoying and it happens more often than you would think. And as we all know, it’s very easy to take a picture of yourself when you try to screenshot something.
I’m obviously being sarcastic because that is absolutely ridiculous.
First of all, that’s not how a phone or a computer works. You have to actually open the camera to do that. A screenshot doesn’t take your picture. And second, this guy just happened to have his shirt of when this happened? Do you think I was born yesterday? And not only was this guy’s shirt off for this “accidental” picture, but he just so happened to be flexing his pecs and making a face for it? Look, there are a few rules for posting shirtless pics. The first rule is if you want to post a shirtless pic of yourself… don’t. However, if you still want to go against the rules and do it, don’t lie and act as if it was an accident. We all know you’re lying.
10 Freestyle Swimming
Well isn’t this just the nicest guy in the whole world to ask his friends if they want anything from Starbucks as he swims through a flood to go get it. I know I wish I had friends who were that selfless.
And for anyone who thinks that this person isn’t being genuine about actually swimming in those flood waters, think again.
Their friend asks to swear if that’s them and this guy replies with “yeah.” I don’t know about you, but that’s all I need to hear to believe that this picture is 100% true. I tend to always believe everything I read on Facebook, not to mention the entire Internet. But just as luck would have it, it turns out that this guy did indeed lie. I’m shocked. How do you say “yeah” when someone asks if you swear? I guess you can’t trust anyone these days. At least this person’s friend told the truth when they busted him with the original image that their friend stole. So does this mean that this guy isn’t going to Starbucks anymore? Who’s going to pick up my iced coffee then? I guess that’s just one more disappointment I have to deal with.
9 Trapped Inside
What?! Are you kidding me?! This is how the UPS leaves your package? So you get trapped inside of your own apartment?! This is outrageous. How dare the UPS do something this horrific. I am just so mad right now, I can scream! Don’t they know it’s unlawful to trap people? I don’t think I have ever been this mad at a company before.
Wait… This isn’t real? Huh… This is awkward.
Looking back, I guess I may have overreacted a bit. I would like to formally apologize to the UPS and I would also like to turn my anger and frustration to the person who tried to get away with this awful lie. I guess hindsight is 20/20 and I should have been skeptical that this person posted this picture of their door, while claiming that the UPS trapped them inside. How would they know what their front door looks like if they were trapped inside? How would they even take this picture? This person claimed to have taken it after they had gotten out, but that would mean that they put the package back? This lie doesn’t pass the smell test and to be quite honest, it smells pretty bad.
8 Get The London Look
I have seen some makeup artists in my day, but this next one takes the cake. That is quite an impressive look to achieve and it looks flawless. Now this is what I would call an Instagram worthy post.
So let me get this straight. This is a duo chromatic illuminating powder. Wow, that is quite a mouthful. Try saying that fast, five times in a row.
And let’s not forget about the model used in this post. I was so focused on the duo chromatic illuminating powder that I almost forgot to talk about the model.
Yes, she’s obviously beautiful and could probably pull off any makeup look, but this look is just so amazing. I really have to give everyone who created this look a lot of credit. But then I guess that would mean giving the credit to other people because NYX Cosmetics tried to pull a fast one. They didn’t create this look; they stole it.
Instagram user, @Missginadarling, was kind enough to point out that she’s the model in this picture and that the photography and makeup was done by other people. Don’t people realize by now that you can’t get away with this stuff? Someone always finds out.
7 Underwater Wheelchair
This next post just goes to show you how incredible some people’s imaginations are. What we have here is a picture of a woman underwater in a wheelchair. So naturally, this person decided to take this post and run with it.
They “claimed” that two snorkelers found this woman underwater who had happened to be missing for several days and that she had been pushed off a boat by her husband. I know it sounds crazy, but I hate to admit that I probably would have believed this wild story if not for the selfless act of a kind stranger to tell us what this picture is really about. And what this picture is about is actually pretty amazing.
The woman in this wheelchair had actually designed an underwater wheelchair so people in wheelchairs can go scuba diving. This woman didn’t die. She wasn’t missing. She wasn’t pushed in the water by her husband. She was in the water testing out her underwater wheelchair. It’s a shame that a story this beautiful has to be passed around as something so absurd. Just think what would happen if there weren’t people like this commenter to set all of these fake stories straight.
6 Wrong Number
Talk about your all-time wrong number text. The good news here is that Cara is engaged. The bad news here is that she told the wrong person. I don’t know about you, but I’m so happy Nate finally popped the question. I feel like this whole 'will he/won’t he' thing has been going on for quite some time. And if your longtime partner finally proposed to you, wouldn’t you want to let everyone know?
Unfortunately, it seems that this person ended up telling their ex they got engaged. Crazy, right?
It’s like how do you make a mistake like that? But was it a mistake? Did this person accidentally text their ex or did they actually text their ex on purpose just so they can tell them that they’re engaged? I’m going to have to go with the latter. “Lol well now you know I’m engaged haha.” That sounds exactly like what someone who wanted you to find out they are engaged would say.
Don’t get me wrong here. Who wouldn’t want to make their ex jealous by letting them know that you’ve moved on and are getting married? But don’t act like it was an accidental text. You’re not fooling anyone.
5 Food & Wine
Who would have ever thought that one person could have so much hostility towards Food & Wine Magazine? It’s Food & Wine Magazine. They’re not meant to be controversial or anything.
Well, I guess if Food & Wine Magazine was on their high horse and wasn’t allowing me to print recipes, I would be pretty mad too. Come on, what’s the point of going on Food & Wine Magazine if you can’t print out the recipes? That defeats the purpose.
Fortunately, it turns out that Food & Wine Magazine does allow you to print out their recipes, as this gentleman was kind enough to point out. And let’s not forget that he hit back with a pretty good response, if I do say so myself. In fact, once this person saw the comment back, they immediately recognized that the original post was from their husband, not them. You see the problem was that he was connected through their browser, so naturally it wasn’t their fault. I had a nickel for every time someone made a disparaging comment due to being connected through my browser session… I would have ZERO nickels. That’s because it doesn’t happen. Nice try with the classic “connected through my browser session” trick.
4 Brand New
Wow! I must say, those are some pretty sweet looking sunglasses. And if these sunglasses really are brand new, still in the box, and never worn—I have no reason to doubt what this guy on the Internet is telling me—then those sunglasses are an absolute steal.
How often do you find someone selling brand new sunglasses, in box, that have never been worn? Exactly. Not very often.
But wait a minute, if those sunglasses are allegedly brand new and in box, then what are they doing out of the box in that picture? Furthermore, how can this guy claim that those sunglasses are never worn if he is clearly wearing them in the profile picture? Something is not adding up here. I don’t know about you, but I think this guy is trying get one on all of us. Here’s a tip on selling something. Don’t claim that it's brand new in the box and never worn when they are clearly out of the box and you are currently wearing them.
Thank you, sir, but I am no longer interested in purchasing those “brand new” sunglasses. What I am interested in is seeing people getting called out on their lies.
3 Fresh Avocados
There is literally nothing worse in this entire world than a rotten avocado. Okay fine, that may have been a bit of a stretch, but I’m sure you get my point. At least this next person does anyway.
This person purchased their avocados from Woolworths, only to discover later that these avocados were rotten. And just to show you that they weren’t making it up, they were smart enough to take photographic evidence of it, so they could present it to Woolworths when they posted about it on Facebook. And if the rotten avocados weren’t devastating enough, one of Woolworths’ employees gave them a dirty look for wearing Crocs. I was on this person’s side with the avocados, but I have to be on the employee’s side when it comes to the Crocs. (Please don’t wear Crocs.)
Thankfully, Woolworths was nice enough to reply to this person’s Facebook post, but I think this person would have preferred them not to because Woolworth caught them in a lie. After doing some simple detective work, Woolworths was able to discover that this picture was taken from another customer’s post from 2014. Can you say embarrassing? The avocados aren’t the only thing that’s rotten here.
2 Scared To Death
Is this next Facebook post terrifying or what?! Can you imagine being home all alone and then hear that someone is trying to break in? What do you even do in a situation like that?
I know what I would do. I would get on Facebook right away and tell everyone about it.
Sure, you could pick up the phone and call the police but shouldn’t people on Facebook know that your life is in danger? Pics or it didn’t happen, right? Or I guess in this case, post or it didn’t happen.
Nevertheless, this person’s friends recommended that they call the police. In fact, now that I think about, their friend made a good point when they said to call the police instead of updating their Facebook status. Unfortunately, this person couldn’t get to their phone to call the police even though they posted this status via mobile. Liar, liar, pants on fire. When will people learn? You can’t fool the Internet. I sincerely hope that if this person was ever in a real-life situation where their life was in danger, that they would actually call the police instead of posting about it. And it’s a little upsetting that I have to even hope that.
1 Student Athletes
Well, well, well… If it isn’t coach Meadows’ student athletes hard at work. It looks like these ball players not only put the work in on the baseball field, but they also put the work in, in the classroom. I must say, it’s really great to see such an amazing work ethic in these student athletes. And it just goes to show you that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.
Don’t believe me? Just look at how hard the kid in the bottom right is working. He is doing all of his school work with such ease. And what is amazing about all of this is that he is able to do all of this work without ever having to use a pen or pencil.
That’s pretty darn impressive if you ask me. I know that when it comes to me doing work, I need a pen or pencil to write things down. How this kid is able to do it all in his head is beyond me. I guess instead of working hard, this kid is hardly working. So much for these student athletes working hard in between workouts. Nothing gets past the people of twitter.