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It looks like your parents aren't the only ones who are tricked into thinking that satirical websites are real. Singer Annie Clark, who is better known by her stage name, St. Vincent, fell for this ClickHole article that "quoted her".

How she thought it was real is pretty impossible to explain, because the fictitious quote was, in short, ridiculous: 

“Is a single shoelace any good for playing tug of war? No. Can it be a decent leash for a mouse? You bet. How about for tying a cruise liner to a dock? Of course not. Will it keep your cleats on your feet? That’s a no-brainer. Don’t even get me started on all the things two shoelaces can and can’t do.”

—Annie Clark

Unprompted

Sources: Jezebel