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Real or Bogus? The News Headline Game

Updated on December 11, 2013

The daily News is often riddled with stories almost too outrageous to believe. Now you can test your knowledge of genuine current news events by playing the Real or Bogus? Game.

To play along: get out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Number your paper 1-15. Next, scroll down and read the following headlines – and remember some of these are REAL and some are completely BOGUS. Mark on your paper your choice of REAL or BOGUS for each individual headline. Answers can be found below the “Headlines” section. Each correct answer is worth 10 points, for a possible total score of 150.

Have fun and good luck!


1. 6-Year Old Suspended for Kissing Girl On Hand

2. Obama Poses for Selfie During Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service

3. Switzerland to Consider Atheism Official National Religion

4. Selena Gomez Curses and Storms Off-stage At Jingle Bell Ball

5. Kanye West Boots Fan Out of Concert For Heckling Him

6. Twins Born Eight Days Apart

7. Man Draws Sword, Demands Six Tacos Free of Charge

8. ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Sicken Wisconsin Residents

9. Missing Nevada Family Found Alive and Well at Nearby Denny’s

10. State Media declares China’s Smog Has Benefits

11. Fake Sign Language Interpreter Used at Mandela’s Memorial

12. Canadian-born Justin Bieber Selected for Knighthood

13. Alabama KKK Grand Wizard attends Mandela’s Memorial

14. Caffeine Withdrawal Linked to “Knockout Game”

15. South Florida Nudist Says Naked Pictures of His Daughters Are Family Portraits

Scroll past photo to find out which of these headlines are Real or Bogus!


1. Real

2. Real

3. Bogus

4. Real

5. Real

6. Real

7. Real

8. Real

9. Bogus

10. Real

11. Real

12. Bogus

13. Bogus

14. Bogus

15. Real

This Hub ©December 11, 2013 by Beth Perry


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  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Thanks Artois52! Yeah, go for it - some of them are almost too outrageous to believe until you read it for yourself. Thanks for dropping by :)

  • Artois52 profile image


    4 years ago from England

    That was fun! Thanks. I'm going to have to go and check some of these headlines out now, I'm intrigued.

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Hey DzyMsLizzy, that's pretty good! Thanks much for dropping in and playing along!

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Hi Audrey, I am ticked you enjoyed it and thanks much for dropping by!

  • DzyMsLizzy profile image

    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hmm...I got 10 out of the 15 correct....only on guesswork, since I'm not much for reading about stupid celebrity displays of bad temper or wardrobe malfunctions....LOL

  • brakel2 profile image

    Audrey Selig 

    4 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Hi Beth What a fun quiz to figure out real versus fake headlines. Your hubs are very original and make people think. I won't reveal my score, but I sure like this hub. Thanks so much for making me laugh. We all need to laugh to keep ourselves relaxed. I will come back soon to visit. Sharing this hub. Blessings. Audrey

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Cool, Alastar! (Is 800 good?)

  • Alastar Packer profile image

    Alastar Packer 

    4 years ago from North Carolina

    Much fun and what a nutty world at times. thanks Beth - batted .800

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    WiccanSage, you did very well! You may be like me - there are times I would just love to get away from the ridiculous celebrity news; but the media seems to think we need this, lol. Thanks much for playing along!

  • bethperry profile imageAUTHOR

    Beth Perry 

    4 years ago from Tennesee

    Hi Nell! Yep, those are real, and here is a little more about the "cannibal" sandwiches

    Thanks much for the VU :)

  • WiccanSage profile image

    Mackenzie Sage Wright 

    4 years ago

    This was funny. I think I read/watch too much news, I got 13 right; I didn't know about Justin Beiber or Kanye West, but I don't tend to follow celebrity news. Some of the real stuff is stranger than any fiction we could dream up.

  • Nell Rose profile image

    Nell Rose 

    4 years ago from England

    Hi beth, 7 and 8 are real?! what the...? Yep they say truth is stranger than fiction! Amazing what people do, and not to know which is real or fake is pretty sad isn't it? voted up and shared! nell


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