onionvsnewsI had the idea for this blog post, got really excited brainstorming it with my team, and then I was like, "Wait, I'm sure people have done this before."

So I Googled it, and they have -- but hey, doesn't mean we can't still have our own fun. So we checked out the news and The Onion and compiled this little quiz for you.

Can you tell the difference between real news headlines and The Onion headlines? The answers are at the bottom of the post -- cereal box-style (but right-side up, so you don't have to turn your computer over.)

Real News Headline or The Onion Headline?

1) "Two Men Save Shark From Choking on Moose"

Real
The Onion

2) "Utah Town Forgets to Hold Election -- Again"

Real
The Onion

3) "Report: Employers Created 40,000 New Jobs for Existing Employees Last Month"

Real
The Onion

4) "Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Reality Show Cancelled After One Episode"

Real
The Onion

5) "Study Touted by Feds Says Married Women Must 'Calm Down' in Spousal Spats"

Real
The Onion

6) "Kanye West Goes to Harvard, Delivers Manifesto on Architecture"

Real
The Onion

7) "Scientists Theorize Sun Could Support Fire-Based Life"

Real
The Onion

8) "Extraterrestrials on Earth: Scientists Find Outer Space Stuff at South Pole"

Real
The Onion

9) "Gatorade Releases New Performance Suppository"

Real
The Onion

10) T.G.I. Friday's Bankrupt After Spending Billions on Priceless Americana"

Real
The Onion

11) "Bush Paints, But Is He Any Good?"

Real
The Onion

12) "I Had the Idea for YouTube Back in 2010"

Real
The Onion

13) "Apple Unveils Plans for 'Spaceship' HQ"

Real
The Onion

14) "Unemployed Boston Man Overpaid by State Can't Find Anyone to Take Money Back"

Real
The Onion

15) "Cat Appears to Come in Third in Virginia's U.S. Senate Race"

Real
The Onion

The Answers

1) Real (Source)

2) Real (Source)

3) The Onion (Source)

4) Real (Source)

5) Real (Source)

6) Real (Source)

7) The Onion (Source)

8) Real (Source)

9) The Onion (Source)

10) The Onion (Source)

11) Real (Source)

12) The Onion (Source

13) Real (Source)

14) Real (Source)

15) Real (Source)

Hit me with your own "real or Onion" headlines in the comments!

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Originally published Nov 22, 2013 11:00:00 AM, updated February 01 2017

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