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This Quiz Will Determine If You Are A Fake News–Fighting Superhero

This Quiz Will Determine If You Are A Fake News–Fighting Superhero

This week we have stories about ninjas, face-sitting, and a whole new species.

Posted on August 5, 2018, at 11:28 a.m. ET

  1. This is a real Instagram post by a Republican House candidate.

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    It's real!

    It's 2018 and we're having political conversations about Bigfoot erotica?‍♀️

  2. Researchers have discovered a new animal, which is a mix of a whale and a dolphin.

    Cascadia Research Collective / Via Facebook: CascadiaResearch
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    It's real!

    A mix between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin, the new creature has been lovingly dubbed a "wholphin" by the internet. Here's everything you need to know about it.

  3. There is a movement in the LGBTQ+ community to accept pedophilia as a sexual orientation.

    Twitter
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    It's fake!

    Far-right trolls and conspiracy theorists have tried to push this hoax onto the LGBTQ+ community, certain celebrities, and even the self-described "antifa," but it's not true.

  4. A drug cartel put a bounty on a police dog because she’s sniffed out over 2,000 kilos of cocaine.

    Fernando Vergara / AP
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    It's real!

    Sombra has helped capture over 245 criminals and is now being moved around Colombia for her own safety.

  5. A woman’s girlfriend sat on her face too hard and broke her neck.

    Twitter: @platonicreampie
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    It's fake!

    Tiff Van Buskirk, the woman in the photo, borrowed the neck brace for a Twitter joke that some took seriously. Her neck wasn't broken. It was, however, sprained.

  6. Japan is hiring ninjas for $85,000 per year.

    Bloom Image / Getty Images
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    It's fake!

    An NPR interview taken out of context caused a whole lot of confusion. Because of depopulation in Japan, Iga, the city that's known as the birthplace of ninjas, doesn't have enough people to open a second ninja museum. But it's not hiring ninjas. The confusion caused the mayor to call a press conference and issue a statement denying the ninja shortage in several different languages.

  7. In Canada, where marijuana is about to be legalized, Molson Coors will develop cannabis-infused drinks.

    Flickr: meddygarnet
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    It's real!

    The beer company is getting in on the weed game, but the drinks won't have alcohol in them, according to the Canadian Press.

CORRECTION

An earlier version of this quiz misidentified the political affiliation of the House candidate that posted the Bigfoot image.

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