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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. A man was paid $3,500 to protest at a Donald Trump event.

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    It's false.

    This originated on a fake news website, ABCNews.com.co, and is completely false.

    It's false.
    Via abcnews.com.co
  2. A group of British men accidentally boarded the wrong boat in Cyprus and ended up in Syria.

    Lewis Ellis
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    It's false.

    Though they fooled several British tabloids, the men later admitted the whole thing was made up.

    It's false.
    Via Facebook: LostBoyLewis
  3. An Iranian footballer was suspended from the country's national team after he wore a pair of SpongeBob pants.

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    It's true.

    Goalkeeper Sosha Makani was suspended for six months for wearing a pair of yellow pants, which a morality committee deemed "inappropriate conduct."

    It's true.
    Via Twitter: @metafootball_fa
  4. This female Trump supporter was beaten by protesters at a rally.

    facebook.com
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    It's false.

    This photo was originally shared by Australian actress Samara Weaving. It shows her in makeup for her role on the first season of the Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead.

    It's false.
    Via instagram.com
  5. This seagull fell into a vat of chicken tikka masala.

    Vale Wildlife Hospital
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    It's true.

    The bird fell into the food at a factory in Wales. A wildlife hospital managed to clean the seagull and release it back into the wild.

    It's true.
    Via Vale Wildlife Hospital
  6. A woman died after being stabbed in the chest by a flying umbrella on a beach.

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    It's true.

    Lottie Michelle Belk died as a result of injuries suffered after a beach umbrella picked up by a gust of wind flew into her chest.

    It's true.
    Via buzzfeed.com
  7. Sweden has banned the M&M's candy logo.

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    It's true.

    A Swedish court ruled the lowercase m&m's logo can't be used because it's too similar to the logo of Sweden's Marabou chocolates.

    It's true.
    Via marabou.se

Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

Contact Craig Silverman at craig.silverman@buzzfeed.com.

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