Quiz: Are These 2012 Headlines Real Or From The Onion?

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and 2012 was definitely a strange year...

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  1. "Scientists Successfully Teach Gorilla It Will Die Someday"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "Tulane University researchers say Quigley is now able to experience the crippling fear of impending death previously only accessible to humans."

  2. "Can Anyone Crack The Pigeon's Wartime Code?"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Reuters!

    "A World War Two code found strapped to the leg of a dead pigeon stuck in a chimney for the last 70 years may never be broken, a British intelligence agency said on Friday."

  3. "Cat Appears To Come In Third In Virginia's U.S. Senate Race"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Constitution Daily!

    "The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat."

  4. "Jerry Sandusky: I'll Never Forget All The Things Joe Paterno Did For Me"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "STATE COLLEGE, PA - As thousands of mourners gathered at Penn State's campus spiritual center Wednesday afternoon to say their farewells to Joe Paterno, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky took the opportunity to express his "deep, everlasting gratitude" for everything his late mentor had done for him."

  5. "Victoria Beckham Spotted Smiling For The First Time In Four Years"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from People UK!

    "She's spent years perfecting her ultra-cool pout and the Victoria Beckham smile is a rare sight."

  6. "Report: Watching Episode of "Downton Abbey" Counts As Reading Book"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "WASHINGTON - According to a report from the U.S. Department of Education released Thursday, watching a single episode of the British TV series Downton Abbey is the cultural and educational equivalent of reading an entire book."

  7. "Powerball Winners Already Divorced, Bankrupt"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    Less than 24 hours after last night's Powerball drawing, reports confirmed that the two winners of the $587 million jackpot are both already divorced from their respective spouses, alienated from their friends and families, and completely bankrupt.

  8. "Unicorns' Existence Proven, Says North Korea"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Time!

    "You can be forgiven for thinking that unicorns only exist in medieval fables and modern-day cartoons. North Korean scientists say you are wrong."

  9. "Porn Stars More Positive, Spiritually Healthier Than Other Women: Study

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from the Toronto Sun!

    "A new study has put to bed the perception that female porn stars have low self-esteem and are less psychologically healthy compared with other women."

  10. "Study Finds Newborn Infants Can Tell If Parents Are Losers"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "A study published this week in the journal Pediatrics found that, within seconds of their birth, babies have the ability to sense whether their parents are losers."

  11. "The Newest Trend In Cocktails? Severed Human Toes!"

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Brooklyn Magazine!

    "Just when you think that Brooklyn is on the cutting edge of the fancy drink scene, you realize that the really avant-garde things are happening in a tiny little town in the Yukon Territory of all places."

  12. 'Warcraft Sequel Lets Gamers Play A Character Playing 'Warcraft'

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "World Of World Of Warcraft's amazing level of detail makes players feel like they are actually in a cramped, dark apartment playing World Of Warcraft."

  13. "Ann Romney Says Husband Has Deeply Principled Side No One Ever Sees In Public"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said Monday that despite her husband's public image as a shameless opportunist with no convictions whatsoever, in private he displays a rare principled side that most people never get to see."

  14. "Does Mitt Romney prefer Snooki, or Honey Boo Boo?"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Fox News!

    Mitt Romney has faced some tough questions on the campaign trail, and he was presented with another difficult one during a recently-taped interview for "Live! With Kelly and Michael": Snooki or Honey Boo Boo?

  15. "Taiwan Minister Says Men Should Sit Down To Urinate"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from BBC News!

    "A Taiwanese minister has caused widespread debate on hygiene by suggesting that men should sit down while urinating instead of standing up."

  16. "Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "According to the results of a Gallup poll released Monday, the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than U.S. president Barack Obama."

  17. "DNA Evidence Frees Black Man Convicted Of Bear Attack"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "Georgia police were so confident Marshall was the man who killed young Janet Kelly in a state bear preserve, they didn't investigate other suspects."

  18. "Teen Who Had Sex With Cow Forced To Marry It"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from Emirates!

    "An 18-year-old boy in Bali who was caught having sex with a cow was forced to marry it in front of hundreds of people, according to video from Buzz."

  19. "American Airlines Now Charging Fees To Non-Passengers"

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    Wrong!

    It's from The Onion!

    "Cash-strapped American Airlines announced a new series of fees this week that will apply to all customers not currently flying, scheduled to fly, or even thinking about flying aboard the commercial carrier."

  20. "God Killed Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman Tells Hannity"

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    Wrong!

    It's a real headline from HyperVocal!

    "Since it worked so well for Jerry Sandusky, George Zimmerman's lawyer decided it would be a good idea for his client to appear on cable television before his upcoming second-degree murder trial."

Quiz: Are These 2012 Headlines Real Or From The Onion?