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Test Your Bullshit Detector With Our Fake News Quiz

Can you cut through viral internet BS?

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  1. A legislature building in Canada has a 47-year-old, plastic-encased burger inside.

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    It's real!

    As Atlas Obscura reports, in the middle of a budget debate in 1969 it was used as a prop to make a point. The politician pulled it out of his desk with the words, “This will give you something to look at.”

    It's real!
    Via via Atlas Obscura
  2. Within a few hours of marijuana being legalized in Massachusetts, the state's first official overdose was recorded.

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    It's fake!

    The misinformation was reported by The American Tribute, a self-described satirical website, Snopes reports.

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  3. There's a stack of pancakes hidden in the American $5 bill.

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    It's Fake!

    There are no pancakes on your Lincolns. The hoax has been around since at least 2012 but, as Snopes reports, it's deliciously fake.

    It's Fake!
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  4. Fisher-Price made a drinking play set for toddlers.

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    It's fake!

    The creation is the brainchild of Adam Padilla, who runs a branding agency and an Instagram account called Adam the Creator. Angry parents had to be told the creation “is not endorsed, produced or approved by Fisher-Price.”

    It's fake!
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  5. A couple in Canada had their car licked by a moose.

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    It's real!

    It happened while the couple was visiting a provincial park in Alberta. “We saw it on the side of the road so we stopped and waited,” Theresa Malan told BuzzFeed Canada. They watched it lick another parked car, “then it just walked over to our car and had its way.”

    It's real!
    Via Theresa Malan
  6. A performance artist faked a viral news story about a raccoon riding an alligator.

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    "The animals are taxidermied; she sprayed each with a commercial product used to waterproof leather to protect them from the water," the Washington Post reports.

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  7. Donald Trump let a homeless woman live in one of his hotels for free.

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    It's Fake!

    After a video of a woman claiming she's lived in a Trump hotel for nine years free of charge went viral, BuzzFeed news investigated. A Trump Hotels spokesperson said, “The woman depicted is not our guest.”

    It's Fake!
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Jane Lytvynenko is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada. PGP fingerprint: A088 89E6 2500 AD3C 8081 BAFB 23BA 21F3 81E0 101C.

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