It's been happening for years, and it will probably continue to happen as long as people can easily share interesting stories on social media. Fake news being passed off as real news.

One such story grabbed my attention on, interestingly enough, the front page of "Not The Onion" on Reddit. "Christian Anti-Masturbation Mascot 'Fappy' Arrested for Swimming Naked with Dolphins."  The story goes on to talk about 37 year-old Paul Horner (AKA Fappy) with eye witness accounts such as “This man was just standing there naked, furiously masturbating, and staring through the glass at those dolphins with so much anger. He then climbed into the water with only a dolphin’s mascot head on and began attempting to hump those innocent porpoises. It was absolutely horrifying.”

Sounds really funny and too crazy to be true, right? Well, it is too crazy to be true. It's fake. Yes, Fappy does have his own Facebook page. But Fappy doesn't exist, and neither does the group he apparently works for 'Stop Masturbation Now.'

The craziness of the story aside, the most obvious sign that this was a fake story was the website that posted the story, linked to a local CBS affiliate in San Diego, but that local CBS affiliate has zero mentions of anything about Fappy on their website.

This of course isn't to say that the story isn't funny. Especially the line describing what Fappy was telling people at Sea World. "They need to stop playing on the Devil’s playground, stop pounding their Devil stick and ringing the Devil’s doorbell."

I personally think "pounding their Devil stick" needs to be worked into more conversations. But don't let Fappy fool you. This story is pure satire.