The Brief: r/NotTheOnion is a subreddit of articles so ridiculous you would think they came out of The Onion, a satirical news publication.


Nowadays, it’s common to read the latest headline and wonder, “Is this a joke?” Luckily, r/NotTheOnion exists to confirm the sad truth that yes, a Florida man did, in fact, get arrested for giving people wedgies.

Cat named after Notorious B.I.G. shot multiple times — and survives from nottheonion

R.I.P. astronaut John Young, the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space from nottheonion

EA: They’re not loot boxes, they’re “surprise mechanics,” and they’re “quite ethical” from nottheonion

Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster from nottheonion

Woman Named Marijuana Pepsi, Who Refused To Change Her Name, Earns Her Ph.D After Completing Dissertation On Black Names from nottheonion

UPS loses Family’s $846K Inheritance, Offers to Refund $32 Shipping Fee from nottheonion

Dogs cannot get ‘autism’, British Veterinary Association warns after ‘anti-vaxx’ movement spread to pets from nottheonion

Somali Militant Group Al-Shabaab Announces Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags from nottheonion

Florida House declares porn a public health risk shortly after denying assault rifle ban from nottheonion

Uber’s search for a female CEO has been narrowed down to 3 men from nottheonion

Black security guard who stops shooter is then shot and killed by police from nottheonion

Reddit CEO tells user, “we are not the thought police,” then suspends that user from nottheonion

ICE Director: ICE Can’t Be Compared To Nazis Since We’re Just Following Orders from nottheonion

Hunter dies after shot elephant falls on him from nottheonion

Mike Pence Once Ratted Out His Fraternity Brothers For Having a Keg from nottheonion

35 Y.O CEO Slams Other Millennials For Entitlement Despite Being Handed CEO Job By His Dad from nottheonion

Louisiana eye doctor offers free eye exams for NFL referees after Saints loss from nottheonion

Trump dedicates golf trophy to hurricane victims from nottheonion

Ben Affleck finally achieves lifelong dream of not having to play Batman anymore from nottheonion

President Trump: I would have run into school during shooting ‘even if I didn’t have a weapon’ from nottheonion