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What Actually Happened In 2016 And What Did I Just Make Up?

It was certainly, uh...eventful.

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  1. Where is the lie?

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston got together.
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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston got together.
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    Drake professed his love to Rihanna.
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    Drake professed his love to Rihanna.
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    Kris Jenner split up Rob and Blac Chyna.
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    Kris Jenner split up Rob and Blac Chyna.
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    Wrong!

    Kris Jenner did not split up Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were together for three months this year, and Drake did profess his love to Rihanna at the VMAs. As of right now Rob and Chyna are not together, but no one has said it's because of Kris Jenner.

    Kris Jenner did not split up Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna
    Via Getty
  2. Can you spot the fib?

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    There's a lyric about Taylor Swift in Kanye's single "Famous."
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    Taylor Swift had no idea Kanye was going to mention her in this lyric.
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    Kim Kardashian's Snapchat username is @KimKardashian.
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    Taylor Swift DID know Kanye was going to use her in a lyric.

    Kim Kardashian revealed this by Snapping a video she took of the phone conversation between Kanye and Taylor. Lawd.

    Taylor Swift DID know Kanye was going to use her in a lyric.
    Via E!
  3. Which fact did I make up?

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    Beyoncé is credited as the sole executive producer of Lemonade.
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    One of the songs uses a clip from Malcolm X's "Words From The Front Lines" speech.
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    The title of Lemonade was inspired by Jay-Z's grandmother.
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    Wrong!

    "Don't Hurt Yourself" actually uses a clip from a different Malcolm X speech, "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?"

    Beyoncé is credited as the sole executive producer of Lemonade, and Jay Z's grandmother, Hattie White, did inspire the title of the visual album. In the visual album, there is a clip of Hattie at her 90th birthday party, saying "I was served lemons but I made lemonade."

    "Don't Hurt Yourself" actually uses a clip from a different Malcolm X speech, "Who Taught You to Hate Yourself?"
    Via Parkwood Entertainment
  4. Do you have your truth goggles on?

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    906 boys and 307 girls auditioned for roles on Stranger Things.
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    Mary Kate and Ashley weren't invited to rejoin the cast of Fuller House.
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    The majority of Luke Cage was shot right in the neighborhood where it's set — Harlem.
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    Mary Kate and Ashley were actually invited to rejoin the cast of Fuller House.

    The twins said they had conflicts that interfered with the shooting, and Mary Kate said she didn't feel comfortable returning to the show because she "had not been in front of a camera since [she] was 17." Therefore, it's true that competition for the kids' roles in Stranger Things was that stiff, and Luke Cage was almost entirely shot in Harlem even though, at times, it would have been easier to shoot in other parts of New York City.

    Mary Kate and Ashley were actually invited to rejoin the cast of Fuller House.
    Via Netflix
  5. Which one is false?

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    Teens were apprehended by border control after illegally crossing the U.S.-Canada border playing Pokémon Go.
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    Following its release, Pokémon Go was more popular than porn.
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    Pokémon Go is the most downloaded free mobile app of 2016.
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    Pokémon Go is not the most downloaded mobile app of 2016.

    That honor actually belongs to Snapchat. Pokémon Go is number three on the list. BUT Pokémon Go was more popular than porn during, and teens did get stopped by border patrol while playing the game.

  6. Which one is a lie?

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    Apple released one new iPhone this year.
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    Two of the iPhone colors are black and jet black.
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    The new iPhone is water resistant.
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    Wrong!

    Apple actually released three new iPhones this year.

    The three new phones are the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus, and the iPhone SE. The good news is, those iPhones are water resistant!

  7. Where is the falsity?

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    Simone Biles won five medals in gymnastics at the Summer Olympics
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    Zac Efron kissed Simone Biles on the cheek.
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    After every meet, Simone eats tacos.
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    Wrong!

    Simone Biles actually likes to eat pizza after every meet!

    Specifically, pepperoni pizza. Simone did win five medals at the Olympics, and it's true that she got a little smooch from her crush, Zac Efron.

    Simone Biles actually likes to eat pizza after every meet!
    Via Simone Biles / Snapchat
  8. Which one lacks truth?

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    This year, we lost Harambe.
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    This year, we lost Harambe.
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    This year, we lost Vine.
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    This year, we lost Vine.
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    This year, we lost McDonald's All Day breakfast.
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    This year, we lost McDonald's All Day breakfast.
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    Wrong!

    This year, we actually gained McDonald's All Day breakfast.

    But we did lose Vine and Harambe. RIP. :(

  9. Where is the falsehood?

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    None of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was shot in New York.
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    Captain America: Civil War coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Captain America comics.
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    Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie that John Williams has not composed a score for.
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    Captain American: Civil War actually coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Captain America comics.

    Which means that despite being shot in New York, all of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was shot in Watford, England. The score for Rogue One was composed by Michael Giacchino, who also composed the scores for the Star Trek reboot and Jurassic World.

  10. Can you spot the fake fact?

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    Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards.
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    Leonardo Dicaprio won an Oscar.
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    Jay Z won a Grammy.
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    Jay Z did not win a Grammy this year.

    But Hamilton did sweep the Tonys with 11 awards, and Leonardo FINALLY got his Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant.

  11. Which one is a misstatement?

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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    This meme gained popularity in 2016.
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    The "Why The Fuck You Lyin'" meme was bestowed upon us in 2015.

    But the Math Lady and Arthur memes are from this year.

    The "Why The Fuck You Lyin'" meme was bestowed upon us in 2015.
    Via youtube.com
  12. Can you sniff out the lie?

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    "Hotline Bling" was released this year.
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    "Hotline Bling" was released this year.
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    "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" was released this year.
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    "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" was released this year.
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    "Cheap Thrills" was released this year.
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    "Cheap Thrills" was released this year.
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    "Hotline Bling" was not released this year.

    It was actually released in 2015. The other two singles were released in 2016.

    "Hotline Bling" was not released this year.
    Via Vevo

CORRECTION

The three iPhones released this year were the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE. A previous version of this quiz incorrectly stated that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s were released this year. This quiz was also updated to clarify that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant, not waterproof. H/T to the commenters for pointing this out!

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