Back in the day (somewhere between 1975 and 1982), when my dad had his radio morning show, he did a bit where he called some random woman and told her that her son was a homosapien. She was in shock and started crying. It was hilarious!
While I’m certain this is fake, I’m also certain that people really are this stupid and/or ignorant. I work with a guy who actually said to me, “Humans aren’t apes, we’re Homo sapiens.” I tried to explain to him that “Homo sapiens sapiens” is the name of our species, but that we are, indeed, apes.