On this week's quiz: burgers, bees, and blimps.
Ishmael N. Daro
Posted on July 13, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. ET
According to the Associated Press, in Chicago, a homeless man without arms was charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly held a pair of scissors with his feet and stabbed a tourist who had asked him for directions. The man, 46, said he was defending himself after being attacked.
Protesters opposed to President Trump's policies crowdfunded to raise more than £30,000 to get the "Trump Baby" airborne, and they received permission from the city to fly it over Parliament Square during Trump's visit.
According to Storyful, the footage actually came from a 2012 video from Wisconsin, but many people — and some news outlets — shared it on social media as depicting the Thai rescue mission.
A Facebook post purportedly written by the famed conservationist went viral this week advising people to help save the bees by feeding them sugar water for energy. But the post was written by a fake David Attenborough account, and the BBC asked Facebook to take down the fake page. (It's generally not a good idea to feed sugar water to bees, according to Australia's ABC.)
The company claimed it changed its name to IHOB — International House of Burgers — after teasing the name change on social media. But this week, the restaurant chain came clean and admitted the whole thing was a stunt to promote its burger menu.
There is no such "tactical helmet" for sale on the official Donald Trump website. This viral story comes from the Babylon Bee, a "Christian news satire" website.
The former governor of Alaska said she was tricked into doing a bizarre interview for a new TV show by Sacha Baron Cohen. The Borat actor has reportedly fooled a number of public figures into participating in embarrassing interviews.
“Yup — we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?” Palin said on her Facebook page.
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