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News or Not? [Apr. 5th, 2006|11:34 am]
Some real news stories, some fake news stories... Can you guess which is which? Click the links for the answers and details. It's another round of News or Not?

  • A teacher loses part of his hand when his paperweight explodes. Guess you shouldn't keep live ammo on your desk, huh?
  • Much like the church and Galileo, Alabama pardons Rosa Parks (posthumously) in a unanimous house vote.
  • Forbes reports that the business trend of streamlining finances by cutting worker benefits may be ending due to the fact that workers have few benefits left to cut.
  • Scientists funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) report that they've created artificial gravity for the first time in an observable laboratory setting.
  • Speaking of space, astronomers report the discovery of a giant galactic cloud, estimated to be 463 billion miles wide, that consists of alcohol. God's liquor cabinet?
  • McDonald's experiments with a new "upscale" branding at some downtown locations, including all-new decor and bathroom attendants. But will the food be any better? Or even edible?
  • Speaking of food, there's a tragic cautionary tale about a young girl that choked to death while playing a fatal Chubby Bunny round with marshmallows.
  • Also in the dangerous foods category, Alameda County (my home!) voted to ban marajuana-flavored candy. Having been near enough to smell weed before, why anyone would want that as a lollipop flavor?
  • Finally, an optimistic look at futuristic sci-fi tech, as spray-on clothes are finally available. Fabric in a can!

From: chrissawyer
2006-04-05 07:16 pm (UTC)
Mac Donalds already has bathroom attendants, they are called homeless people.

But I am going to say that the Alabama story is false. They would never pardon a person that today would be labeled a terrorist, and 'merica hater.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2006-04-06 01:17 am (UTC)
Wow, I got most of them right, that's what I get for reading too much boingboing.net.
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[User Picture]From: xolo
2006-04-06 04:11 am (UTC)
fatal Chubby Bunny

It's best to avoid any party game with 'fatal' in its description.
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