This week we have stories about a mini Ice Age, a gender-reveal party, and a very large steer.
Posted on December 2, 2018, at 2:18 p.m. ET
And now, there's a video that tells us the sex of the baby (it's a boy!). The fire from the party caused $8 million in damages and torched 47,000 acres of grasslands.
No, this photo was not staged, but right-wing websites claimed it was, and it spread across social media.
The optical illusion was created by Yurii Perepadia, a 50-year-old graphic designer and illustrator from Ukraine who told BuzzFeed News that everything written in the caption is a lie.
The giant steer in the middle is Knickers. He weighs almost 1.4 tons and is nearly 6 feet tall, though the cattle around him are a small breed.
According to fact-checking website Climate Feedback, this story was misreported by a handful of news outlets. The phenomenon that NASA observed won't have an effect on the Earth's temperature, just the atmosphere.
The image is from 2013, Snopes reports, and there was no description of the details of the incident when it was first posted.
Zoe Nawar, a 20-year-old who lives in Atlanta, told BuzzFeed News that McAfee approached her for help and she agreed. Nawar doesn't share McAfee's political views, describing herself as a communist.
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