Fake Friday: Designer Condoms, Sickeningly Cute Animals, and How To Disappoint Your Child

Here are some very popular, albeit phony, pins that have been making the rounds for quite some time, with seemingly no end to their popularity in sight…

pinned to Precious Beings by Alex Hadassah Anzalone, curated from Zoo Borns

 The Fenneck Hare – This adorable critter is usually pinned with this commentery:  “The birth of one of the world’s rarest creatures was celebrated this week at North Korea’s Pyongyang People’s Zoo. The Fennec Hare is on the brink of extinction with only a handful remaining in captivity.”

This was a clever April Fool’s joke perpetrated by Zoo Borns but, as one commenter said regarding its falacy, “Who cares when it comes to cute?”

pinned to For the Kids by Scotty and Glenda Maxey

Glow-In-The-Dark Mountain Dew – This pin is still being re-pinned (usually by moms stating they can’t wait to try it out with their soon-to-be-very-disappointed offspring), despite the fact that it no longer links to either the video or blog post with the supposed instructions. That’s because both the video and blog post were taken down…because this is fake, as proven by Snopes.

pinned to WTF?!? by Yoon, curated from The Fancy, dis-proven by Telegraph

pinned to For the Home by Meaghan W, curated from Tumblr, dis-proven by Refinery29

Designer Condoms - Neither of these designer condoms were actually branded by the companies they showcase, but with the advent of so-called “Designer Babies”, this feels right on course with the downfall of the human race. It’s probably a very appealing item to those who flash their labia when exiting limos, carry their yippy dogs around in expensive handbags, wear sunglasses indoors, and believe Kim Kardashian got married for love.

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