The following web headlines received hundreds of thousands of views and shut down local Internet servers:
1) “Emirates to Introduce Shisha Lounges Onboard A380 Fleet” in Dubai;
2) “Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweatpants for TSA Pat Down” in Washington DC;
3) “The Assassination of [London Mayor] Boris Johnson” in London.
Each of them was fake. But none of them was from The Onion, Private Eye or the Harvard Lampoon, some of the famous names in satire writing.