Do you like games? I like games. Let’s play a game.
We’re going to play “Guess the Fake.” I’m going to post a few headlines and a clip from each, and you get to guess which one is the fake headline. Only one of the following stories is a fake report. Really.
The answer is at the bottom.
Puppy Thrown at German Biker Gang
“What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell’s Angels is currently unclear,” a police spokesman said.
Inspectors Shut Down Girl’s Lemonade Stand
“When you go to a public event and set up shop, you’re suddenly engaging in commerce,” he said. “The fact that you’re small-scale I don’t think is relevant.”
Urinater Acquitted for Not Offending
”The court of appeal found then, just as we have, that the intent to offend, or offensiveness in and of itself, was lacking,” District Judge Annika Johansson said.
Dubai Debt Crisis Halts Building of World’s Largest Indoor Mountain Range
The culmination of a decade’s worth of ambitious and expensive building projects, Dubai’s estimated $100 billion debt officially brought work on the artificial mountain range to a stop on Tuesday.
Okay, maybe this isn’t that tough. Still, it’s pretty interesting, and as Mark Twain (I believe) once said, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”
Links to the articles can be found below, in the order shown above.
True – BBC
True – CBS News
True – United Press International
False – The Onion