Ryan Riley, a reporter covering Ferguson for the Huffington Post, put up a tweet early this morning that asked: "These look like rubber bullets, can anyone confirm?" And here is the photo he added under the question.
Um, no, they're earplugs. As you might imagine, the Twitter world had a grand time making fun of him.
One tweeted, "I believe this to be an assault rifle. Can anyone confirm?"
And on it on it went. Kind of nice to have something to laugh about.