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USA Today Falls For Author Cormac McCarthy Death Hoax — See His Publisher's Hilarious Response!

Filed under: Oops!R.I.P.TwitterBookzFunnyViral: News

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USA Today ran with a story Tuesday morning that "broke" news of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's death.

The thing is, the 82-year-old All The Pretty Horses author is alive and well.

Related: Get Ready For Kelly Osbourne's Memoir!

The newspaper took their information from a random account purporting to be a publisher, though it was an unverified prank account — and very quickly, the media outlet was forced to walk back their ill-advised "reporting."

Ch-ch-check out how it all went down (below):

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Bloodied Donald Trump Supporter Photo Proven To Be A Hoax — By Ash vs. Evil Dead Star Bruce Campbell!

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Good. Bad. He's the one with the facts.

On Monday a right wing news Twitter account shared a photo of a beaten, bloodied woman, saying she was a Donald Trump supporter who had been attacked by liberals.

Related: Tila Tequila Says She's Hunting Down Illegal Immigrants & Controlling Trump With Her Mind

Unfortunately for them, horror legend Bruce Campbell recognized the pic — it was a makeup test for his Starz show Ash vs. Evil Dead!

Yep, the whole thing was a hoax!

Here's the original tweet from Conservative Nation:

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Don't Be A Fool On April Fools' Day — Beware Of Viral Hoaxes Like These 10 Crazy Stories!

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It's the best-worst day of the year!

April Fools' Day is a fun time to be on the Internet if you enjoy seeing crazy, funny, and elaborate pranks — but buy in too much, and you might end up with egg on your face!

As you go through today trying to figure out what's real and what's fake, be mindful that MANY viral stories aren't exactly on the up-and-up…

In fact, to get your skeptical mind working, we put together a list of ten CRAZY viral stories that turned out to be completely fake!

Something doesn't feel right?! It probably isn't…

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Beetlejuice 2 ISN'T Happening After All! Get The Deets On The Heartbreaking Hoax!

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But what if we say his name three times? Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

Ugh. Well that's a let-down.

On Friday, reports were circling that Tim Burton had officially signed off on Beetlejuice 2, and we were totally thrilled about it!

However, it looks like Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton won't be reprising their roles, because it turns out the news was completely fake!

Photo: Here's What Tim's ACTUALLY Working On Right Now!

The director's rep revealed that the sequel isn't in development after all!

We know this seems confusing, since the initial report featured a quote from the filmmaker himself. However, the 57-year-old's team says those comments were actually made up!

Bummer! We were so excited. Buuuuut just because it's not in development now doesn't mean a followup will never happen, right?!

We can dream anyway!

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#PizzaRat Revealed To Be An Elaborate Hoax? Just Like These Other Viral Fakers…

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Well, this is just disappointing!

According to a report in Gothamist, a performance artist may have trained a rat and released it in the New York Subway system to create last year's infamous Pizza Rat video.

Apparently, a struggling New York actor named Eric Yearwood revealed to the website that he was paid $200 to star in a separate viral rat video by a woman named — of course — Zardulu. The way Yearwood tells it, Zardulu is a New York-based performance artist and has trained and used rats in other videos, as well.

And the people who filmed and released the "spontaneous" videos can't be found for comment either??

No, Pizza Rat, no!!! We celebrated you with Halloween costumes and undying Internet love, and THIS is the thanks we get?! Why, you little… rat!

In honor of Pizza Rat maybe not being the most true thing ever any more, we give you some other notable viral stories — including one involving ANOTHER rat — that turned out to be hoaxes (below)!!!

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Tinder-Meets-Fight Club App 'Rumblr' Was Totally FAKE — 10 Viral Stories That Turned Out To Be Hoaxes!

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The first rule about Rumblr is… it doesn't exist!

This week the Internet and several news outlets went crazy reporting on a new app called "Rumblr" which was being described as Tinder meets Fight Club.

Well it only took a couple days for the people behind the new app to reveal it was all fake!

A creative-consulting agency named van Hughes were quick to take credit for the hoax; it turns out Rumblr was really just a "portfolio project" for the fledgling viral advertising company!

Of course, it's not the only totally B.S. story to trick people in the Internet age!

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These CRRRRAZY Stories Went Viral — And They Were All Hoaxes!

Filed under: PrankViral: KidsViral: AnimalsViral: News

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There's nothing better than a viral video!

Well… a real viral video, that is! Doesn't it throw you into confusion for a minute when it turns out a good viral post or vid was faked?!

There are tons of viral hoaxes out there — we just saw it again after the KFC rat story was busted! So we took a shot at a few of the biggest ones today!

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