Real or Bogus? The News Headline Game #2
Some news headlines are almost too shocking or ridiculous for us to believe there could be a legitimate story behind them. But as is often the case in real life, truth can be stranger than fiction. Now you can test your ability to discern genuine news from the fake in the Real or Bogus? Game.
To play along: get out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil. Number your paper 1-20. Next, scroll down to the Headlines section – remembering some of these headlines are REAL, while others completely BOGUS. Mark on your paper your choice of REAL or BOGUS for each individual headline. Answers can be found below the Headlines. For each headline you correctly discern as real or bogus you get 10 points, making for a potential total score of 200.
Have fun and good luck!
1. United Nations Live Bat Entrée Escapes Dinner Plate
2. Boy Fakes Kidnapping Because He Didn’t Want To Go To Dentist
3. High school principal congratulates wrong school in plagiarized graduation message
4. Surgeon charged; suspected of deliberately placing cockroach in patient’s colon
5. Cannibal Kills Man and Eats His Heart 'With Knife and Fork' in 'Symbol of Triumph'
6. Man Lives On Top of His House After It Becomes Too Littered Inside
7. Couple discover 300 carat sapphire in box of dishwasher detergent
8. Employees sue company claiming they were forced to say “I love you”
9. North Korea's Kim Blasts Weather Service for 'Incorrect' Forecasts
10. New Zealand Town To Open Giant Ice Cream Slide
11. Hot Grits Attack Leads to Attempted Murder Charge
12. Miss USA Nia Sanchez doesn't know the capital of her own home state
13. Inmate’s Allergic Reaction During Last Meal Delays Execution
14. Amorous Activities In Courtroom Suspends Murder Trial
15. Hillary Clinton says she and Bill were dead broke when they left WH
16. Boy Finds Mummified Corpse Hanging In Home
17. Mom Accused of Forcing Son to Eat Father’s Ashes As Punishment
18. Defrocked Priest Lists the Vatican For Sale at Craigslist
19. Nest of snakes found in Washington sewer pipe
20. Missing cucumbers ignite knife attack
Continue down page to discover which headlines are Real and which ones are Bogus!
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