Fake News: Couple NOT Stuck Together For 16 Hours After Mistaking Super Glue For Lubricant

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: Couple NOT Stuck Together For 16 Hours After Mistaking Super Glue For Lubricant

Were gay couple Matthew Kensworth (39) and Jamie Loon (37) stuck together for 16 hours because they mistook a bottle filled with super glue for lubricant after a friend pranked them? No, that's not true: the entire story was made up by a site that posts fictional stories every day about bizarre sex acts or weird crimes. It is not true.

The story appeared in from an article published by World News Daily Report on June 8, 2018 titled "Couple stuck together for 16 hours after mistaking super glue for lubricant" (archived here) which opened:

San Francisco, CA | A San Francisco couple was hospitalized for an excruciating 16 hours this week at San Francisco's General Hospital after mistaking an industrial adhesive with sexual lubricant.

Matthew Kensworth, 39, and Jamie Loon, 37, called emergency services after realizing they were literally glued together and were unable to detach themselves from one another.

One of their friends allegedly filled a bottle of lubricant with a strong adhesive as a prank but eventually felt horrible when he learned about the 16-hour-long hospitalization that later occurred.

"It was important to proceed with as much care as possible not to permanently damage or tear the skin from the anal region," Dr. Anna Schubert at San Francisco's General Hospital told reporters.

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The website World News Daily Report is a well known satire website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website - even those based on real people - are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

It is run by Janick Murray-Hall and Olivier Legault, who also run the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Very often their stories feature an image showing a random crazy mugshot found in a mugshot gallery on the internet or on a stock photo website superimposed over a background of flashing police lights or crime scene tape.

Articles from the site are frequently copied (sometimes even months or years later) by varous fake news websites that omit the satire disclaimer and present the information as real.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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