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Test Your Bullshit Detector With This Week's Fake News Quiz

Some are crazy but true. Some are hoaxes.

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  1. Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade with an actor who dressed up like a military veteran.

    Tony Galvez
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    The image of Clinton marching in a parade was taken by Facebook user Tony Galvez and turned into a meme that was shared more than 14,000 times. He claimed the man in uniform must be an actor because he wore the uniform incorrectly, and because military personnel aren't supposed to participate in political events. In fact, the man pictured is Oscar Flores, a retired naval officer who now works for the Clintons. As noted by Snopes, the Memorial Day parade was not a political event, and therefore Flores was permitted to wear his uniform.

    It's false.
    Via commons.wikimedia.org
  2. A family in Singapore watched their son lose his virginity.

    East Asia Tribune
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This photo is actually from the set of a Chinese softcore porn film. It's been spreading online for years, and the fake news website East Asia Tribune used it in a hoax story about a Singapore family's supposed tradition of watching the men have sex for the first time.

    It's false.
    Via East Asia Tribune
  3. A town in Texas put up a statue of two people taking a selfie.

    Twitter: @alexisburrmann
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real.

    You can snap a selfie with this statue in Sugar Land, Texas. It sits outside city hall and cost $32,500 to install, according to BuzzFeed News.

    It's real.
    Via Twitter: @dafe_ogbojo
  4. A woman found body parts in a freezer she bought from her neighbor for $30.

    ThinkStock
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real.

    “I have a serious problem," the Goldsboro, North Carolina, woman told a 911 dispatcher. "My neighbor sold me a deep freezer. I just opened it and there’s a body in there I think. I am freaking out.” Police confirmed it contained body parts, and the woman, whose name was withheld, suspects the body parts belong to the mother of her former neighbor.

    It's real.
    Via wncn.com
  5. A vegan café in the Republic of Georgia was beseiged by "pro-meat" protestors brandishing sausages.

    Facebook: kiwi.vegan.cafe
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real.

    The Kiwi Vegan Cafe in Tbilisi, Georgia, was having a peaceful movie night when a group of men entered the establishment and began talking loudly. After being asked to leave, "they pulled out some grilled meat, sausages, fish and started eating them and throwing them at us," read a Facebook post from the cafe. A fight broke out, and the owner of the cafe later said that the men were local neo-Nazis.

    It's real.
    Via Mike Runey
  6. An Italian man woke up after suffering a brain injury and now speaks in French.

    ThinkStock
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real.

    A medical journal article detailed a 50-year-old Italian man's "Compulsive foreign language syndrome." The authors write that he "uses French to communicate with everybody who is prepared to listen; he speaks French with his bewildered Italian relatives, with the consultants; he spoke French even in front of the befuddled committee deciding on his pension scheme."

    It's real.
  7. AskMen
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    While France does have something called the "right to disconnect," no new law has been passed about emails. A bill currently making its way through the National Assembly and Senate would require workplaces to set guidelines for after-hour communications, but there is nothing about banning emails.

    It's false.
    Via BuzzFeed
  8. Now8News
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This story originated on a fake news website that publishes only hoaxes, and the mugshot used in the image is of a man who was arrested for carjacking.

    It's false.
    Via BuzzFeed
  9. After returning home from spending two years in a Russian prison, Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadiya Savchenko said she would “continue killing Russians.”

    Getty Images
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    This quote from Savchenko originated on a fake Twitter account set up in her name. Her sister has said Savchenko does not have a Twitter account.

    It's false.
    Via https:/Twitter: @nadiyasavchenko
  10. During a trip to Japan, President Obama apologized for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Getty Images
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    Obama did visit Hiroshima and make a speech, but he did not apologize. "We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women, and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner," he said. Some reports predicted he would apologize, and many memes to that effect spread after his speech, but they are false.

    It's false.
    Via Getty Images

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Craig Silverman is Media Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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