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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. Durex launched an eggplant-flavored condom.

    Twitter: @durex
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    It's false.

    Durex's photo of an eggplant-flavored condom was a hoax. They sent a subsequent tweet admitting it was fake.

    It's false.
    Via Twitter: @durex
  2. Correct
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    It's false.

    This story originated on Associated Media Content, a fake news website. It's a hoax.

    It's false.
  3. A student dressed up as Hitler for a school costume event, and won best dressed.

    Getty Images
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    It's true.

    A student chose to dress up as Hitler as part of "Book Week," when students at Australian schools dress up like an author or character from a book. He was subsequently awarded a "Best Dressed" award. The school's principal later apologized to students and said he takes “full responsibility.”

    It's true.
    Via buzzfeed.com
  4. A man was robbed and shot after bragging in a Facebook live video about how much money he has.

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    It's false.

    This was a hoax from TMZhipHop.com, a fake news website.

    It's false.
  5. A Chinese designer created and sells the "facekini."

    news.qq.com
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    It's true.

    The facekini has in fact been around for years. Designer Zhang Shifan recently released a new collection. The masks are targeted at women over 45 who want to protect their faces while out in the sun.

    It's true.
    Via shanghaiist.com
  6. This display was recently put up in a Walmart.

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    It's true.

    The display recently went up inside a Walmart in Panama City Beach, Florida. After people objected, the Coca-Cola Company took it down and said, "This display was meant to honor local firefighters and to support their organization’s upcoming event. We sincerely apologize that anyone was offended or misunderstood its intent, and we have replaced the display.”

    It's true.
    Via buzzfeed.com
  7. A man was arrested after setting fire to a turtle in a Facebook live video.

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    It's true.

    Police in Dothan, Alabama arrested James Terrance Allen, 19, after he made a video of himself pouring rubbing alcohol on a turtle and setting it on fire. He was charged with charged with aggravated animal cruelty. The turtle, who was alive when police responded, has been taken to an animal sanctuary.

    It's true.
    Via Facebook: dothanpolice

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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