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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz You're Getting Sucker Punched By Fake News

Sharpen your BS-detecting skills

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  1. A man lost his testicles while trying to fill a scuba tank with marijuana smoke.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    As The Associated Press reports, there haven't been any incidents of the kind reported in the last five years.

    It's fake!
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  2. Donald Trump blinked the lights in the White House to show Fox and Friends that he tuned in.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    The effect of lights blinking is artificial, they said later in the segment.

    It's fake!
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  3. A truck filled with skittles was headed to a cattle farm before it turned over and spilled the candy all over the road. Livestock is sometimes fed candy for the carbs.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real!

    A farmer told Fox News the practice goes back decades.

    It's real!
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  4. People in Norway want to give Finland a mountain peak for the country's anniversary.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real!

    Mount Halti is located along the border of the two countries. For the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence from Russia, Norway wants to gift Finland the peak.

    It's real!
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  5. Former Secretary of State John Kerry brought his dog Ben to the his final press conference.

    Twitter/@DiploMutt
    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's real!

    Kerry is known for bringing his dog to work. One reporter joked, “Finally, someone with some intelligence at the podium.”

    It's real!
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  6. Obama patted Melania Trump on the butt during inauguration.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    A photograph of Obama touching Melania Trump's butt spread on Twitter and right-wing sites, but it was just bad photoshop.

    It's fake!
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  7. The White House released a photo where President Trump's hands were photoshopped to look bigger.

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    Real
    Fake
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's fake!

    These are two different photos and there is no evidence of alteration.

    It's fake!
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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz You're Getting Sucker Punched By Fake News

You got sucker punched by fake news.

Yikes, you might want to put some ice on that. Maybe next week will be better.

You got sucker punched by fake news.
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You're on your way to being a fake news detective.

Congratulations, you can separate the B from the S, but only sometimes.

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You're a fake news superhero.

You win this time. But stay vigilant, fake news is always lurking.

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