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An old false report about Charles Manson's parole resurfaced in 2017, but the convicted murderer isn't due for another parole hearing until 2027.

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Photos of a monster frog that supposedly weighed 13 pounds are real — but the frog's official weight is unconfirmed.

Warnings about exploding tennis balls are real, but they didn't appear to be tied to a specific threat or trend when they resurfaced in May 2017.

Satirical reports that an African pastor was eaten by a crocodile while trying to walk on water like Jesus have been mistaken for factual news.

Photos appear to show Jimmy John Liautuad, owner of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, posing next to hunted elephants and a leopard, but the photos have never been verified.

A satirical article about a woman being arrested for training squirrels to attacking her ex-boyfriend has been mistaken for a factual report.

Rumors that the first 90 kangaroos have been released in Wyoming are nothing more than a very successful April Fool's joke.

Claims that Congress has approved killing hibernating wolves and bears are technically true, but they're also misleading.

Congressman Steve King made controversial remarks about dogfighting in 2012, but he didn't necessarily say it should be legal.