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

Can you separate the true news stories from the fake ones?

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  1. Two dogs left in a car crashed the vehicle into a Walmart.

    wsaz.com
    True
    False
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    Wrong!

    It's true.

    Sadie and Peppi were left in the car in a Wayne, West Virginia Walmart parking lot. The dogs managed to shift the car out of park, resulting in it rolling right into the building. A witness told WSAZ that "after the wreck [one dog] somehow managed to roll the window down."

    It's true.
    Via WSAZ
  2. A girl died after an elephant in a zoo threw a rock out of its enclosure.

    jadid247 / YouTube
    True
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    An elephant at the Rabat Zoo in Morocco picked up a rock and threw it. The stone hit a 7-year-old-girl who later died of her injuries. "In my opinion, it's unlikely the elephant was directly targeting the girl — but exhibiting frustration," Phyllis Lee, the scientific director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, told the BBC.

    It's true.
    Via BBC
  3. A skateboarder smashed the windshield of a $250,000 sports car.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    Many people were suspicious of the video as soon as it appeared on YouTube. It's uploader eventually admitted it was a hoax. "We did this as a simple spoof with zero intent to have the video go viral," Carlo Gonzalez told Jalopnik. "And just to clarify, the windshield on the McLaren was ALREADY CRACKED from a big rock chip a few weeks back."

    It's false.
  4. The Elevation Church in North Carolina installed a water slide for use in baptisms.

    Babylon Bee
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's false.

    The Elenvation Church is real and is known for doing mass baptisms. But this story is from a fake news website called the Babylon Bee.

    It's false.
  5. A woman got banned from Domino's for wanting too many jalapeños on her pizza.

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    Anneliese Shabbir, 31, lives in Scotland and she loves spicy pizza. But after she repeatedly complained about the amount of extra jalapeños on her pizza, her local Domino's banned her from ordering from them. "Despite every effort by our store team to satisfy Ms. Shabbir, it seemed we were unable to meet her expectations," Domino’s told BuzzFeed News.

    It's true.
  6. Donald Trump sent this tweet:

    True
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    Wrong!

    It's false.

    Trump never sent this tweet. It was created by the Burrard Street Journal, a fake news website in Canada.

    It's false.
    Via Burrard Street Journal
  7. A Pokémon Go player was almost hit by a car because the driver was also playing Pokémon Go.

    Kin Cheung / AP
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's true.

    There have been a ton of Pokémon Go hoaxes, but this really happened. Police in Innisfil, Ontario, confirmed that a woman was playing the game and was almost hit by a car that was being driven by someone who was also trying to catch 'em all. "The driver admitted to driving the car while playing the game, and said he didn’t see the woman while turning," said a police statement.

    It's true.
    Via Twitter: @SouthSimcoePS

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

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