Were you fooled by the guy who claimed he was blocked on Facebook because of his name, “Phuc Dat Bich”?

I mean, come on. How could you fall for that one?

The guy admitted his prank in a Facebook post last night.

He said his hoax taught him not to trust the news media who gets most of their stories from social media nowadays.

He wrote: “It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the the biggest news sources with ease.”

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Brandon Howard claims to be Michael Jackson's son

The son of 1980s R&B singer Miki Howard claims to be the illegitimate son of pop icon Michael Jackson. Brandon Howard, 31, will release DNA evidence today “proving” he is Michael’s son on a website that is affiliated with gossip blog TMZ.com. By coincidence, this bizarre report originated on TMZ. But other, more credible media outlets are picking up the story as if it is a fact.

Brandon, a struggling R&B singer, claims to have culled Michael’s DNA from a dental device. He claims the DNA proves he is Michael’s son.

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Beyonce photobombs fan

Earlier this week, Beyonce’s frenzied Stans praised her for making a young fan’s entire life by photobombing her “selfie” during a live concert in Australia. Almost immediately after a video GIF and photos of the alleged photobomb went viral online, critics and bloggers voiced doubts that the photobomb was genuine.

One blogger even pointed out the timing of the shot and how no one — not even Beyonce — could posed for a photo in 2 seconds while in mid-yodel.

When the Beyonce photobombing pandemonium reached critical mass online, the fan in the infamous selfie — 15-year-old Valentina — finally stepped forward to admit the whole thing was staged.

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Manti Teo Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Katie Couric

Deadspin.com just posted audio of voice mails left by alleged hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on the cell phone of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.

In the audio, Tuiasosopo (picture inset) is pretending to be Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, Lennay Kekua — 2 days before she supposedly “died” of leukemia.

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The NY Daily News reported this morning that Tuiasosopo’s attorney admitted his client “disguised his voice” as a woman in order to fool Te’o for 3 years.

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Manti Teo Katie Couric interview

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o told Katie Couric he “briefly” lied about his dead girlfriend even after he learned she didn’t exist.

“Katie, put yourself in my situation,” he said, “I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12.”

But his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist. It was all a hoax.

Katie Couric’s full interview with Te’o will air on Thursday (check your local listings for the station and time). It should be noted that both Couric and Te’o have the same agent.

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Manti Teo Lennay Kekua

A former Notre Dame football star whose story of triumph over tragedy inspired millions was exposed as a fraud Wednesday. Manti Te’o, the runner up for the Heisman trophy, told the media his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, 22, and his grandmother died within hours of each other in September.

“I miss ’em, but I know that I’ll see them again one day,” he told ESPN before Notre Dame was blown out by Alabama in the college football’s BCS National Championship in Miami on January 7.

The gifted linebacker became the face of the BCS title game as he spun his web of lies about Kekua. He made national headlines when he said his “girlfriend” suffered serious injuries in a car crash a month before she died of leukemia in Hawaii.

The national media — and in particular, the sports networks, tripped over themselves in their rush to uplift Te’o as a symbol of hope over adversity, or whatever.

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Eagle snatches baby

UPDATE: The sleuths over at Gawker.com debunked the viral video of an eagle snatching a baby. The baby is a rag doll and the bird is not even an eagle, it’s a falcon.

Statement by renowned bird expert Kenn Kaufman:

“‘A golden eagle tries to snatch a baby in Montreal,’ and the video goes viral. But it’s faked. Golden Eagle is a scarce visitor in the Montreal area, but the bird in the video is not a Golden Eagle, nor anything else that occurs in the wild in North America. This was clearly a setup: using a falconer’s bird, and probably a fake toddler for the distant scene. With all the ignorance about nature that’s out there already, the last thing we need is this kind of stupid garbage.”

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