Can you spot fake news?
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics," said Benjamin Disraeli. But when the numbers start flying, can you tell fact from fiction? Take our quiz to find out.
TRUE OR FALSE: 2014 was one of the deadliest years for plane crashes: 22 accidents resulted in 992 fatalities. This proves that flying is no longer safe.
TRUE OR FALSE: More than 80% of dentists recommend Colgate
TRUE OR FALSE: The number of abortions has gone up, while breast exams are down, showing that (sexual health nonprofit) Planned Parenthood is now using all its government funding to facilitate abortions instead of paying for cancer screenings to save lives.
TRUE OR FALSE: “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down."
TRUE OR FALSE: Listening to Mozart for twenty minutes a day temporarily increases your IQ.
It's time to check your facts
Hm, some of those stats got the better of your trusting nature. But you're not alone - the line between 'true' and 'false' isn't always easy for any of us to find. Next time you see something fishy in the news, try checking out
You're a lie-detecting MACHINE!
Wow, it's pretty tough to pull the wool over your eyes. Just don't be too quick to equate 'strange' with 'fake' - even an old cynic like you is bound to be surprised sometimes!