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If You Get 3/7 On This Quiz, You're Getting Knocked Out By Internet Bullshit

This week there are stories about poison cheesecake, a CNN spin machine, and Obama's UN ambitions.

Posted on March 2, 2018, at 12:56 p.m. ET

  1. The Canadian air force accidentally dropped a raft on a Florida woman's house.

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    The 80-pound raft fell from a helicopter and smashed through a Florida woman's roof, narrowly missing her. A military spokesperson told BuzzFeed News they can't speak to how it happened.

  2. CNN purchased an industrial-sized washing machine to spin news before publishing.

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    The website that published this news, Babylon Bee, labels itself as satire. People took the story literally anyway, Snopes reports.

  3. Americans had their AR-15 guns blessed in a religious commitment ceremony.

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    The church said the AR-15 rifles represent the "rod of iron."

  4. Former president Barack Obama just announced a bid to become the next Secretary General of the UN.

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    The article was published by Your News Wire, a website notorious for spreading fake news, Snopes reports.

  5. People are lighting their porches in red to show that their home is gun-free.

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    There are no credible reports of this kind of "campaign," and other stories on the website that claimed this are flat out false, Snopes reports.

  6. A woman was accused of poisoning her doppelgänger with cheesecake and stealing her identity.

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    The Russian woman, who has been indicted but not convicted, gave the cheesecake as a gift to the victim, BuzzFeed News reports. After eating it, the victim became ill but did not die.

  7. Florida shooting survivor David Hogg tweeted an anti-gay message in 2016.

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    The font in the fake tweet doesn't match the one used by Twitter and there is no record of Hogg ever tweeting that message, Snopes reports.

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