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Test: ¿Realidad o Ficción?

Do you think you've got the reasoning skills of a detective? If so, then give this quiz a shot, and see if you can work out just which of these stories are based on a FACT, and which ones are FICTION! Don't forget to share it with your friends once you're ready!
woman packing suitcase
 
 
Un turista una vez usó más de 70 prendas de vestir en un aeropuerto chino para evitar el pago de exceso de equipaje.
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Iron Maiden concert
 
 
There's a Swedish man who receives medical benefits due to his addiction to Heavy Metal music.
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woman with purple eye
 
 
There's a human mutation known as Alexandria's Genesis that turns people's eyes purple about 6 months after birth.
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beach huts on Zanzibar
 
 
England once waged war on Zanzibar for a mere 38 minutes.
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police officers in car
 
 
If you ask an American undercover policeman if he's a cop, he's legally obliged to say 'Yes.'
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person using ATM
 
 
Many ATMs will automatically summon the police if you enter your pin number backwards.
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crystal ball
 
 
To get out of jury duty, a woman once claimed that she couldn't remain impartial because she was psychic and already knew the verdict. She was successful.
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Roman soldier
 
 
Ancient Romans commonly used human urine as mouthwash.
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graduation things on lawn
 
 
There's an Indian professor who obtained 145 academic degrees in just 30 years.
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spilled jar of pennies
 
 
An unlucky man's head once exploded after a penny fell onto him from a skyscraper.
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carrots on chopping board
 
 
A Swedish woman once found her wedding ring growing on a carrot in her garden, 16 years after she lost it.
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close-up of old yellow plane
 
 
At the beginning of World War II the US Air Force only had 18 pilots.
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riding a red bike
 
 
A blind man from California is able to ride his bike through traffic, using echolocation.
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key to the city concept
 
 
Detroit once gave the Key to the City to Saddam Hussein.
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chicken nuggets and fries
 
 
In late 2016, Lithuanian scientists managed to genetically engineer a small tree that produces chicken nuggets.
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Better Luck Next Time!
surprised senior woman
 
Oh dear! Your result shows us that you find sniffing out a hoax a little too tricky, which is rather unfortunate, since nowadays fake news stories seem to be more prevalent than real ones. It's definitely good to not be too skeptical of everything, since otherwise life may appear a little dull or bleary, but believing everything is no good either, since you might find yourself unwittingly falling victim to a sneaky con artist. In the words of Christopher Hitchens, “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
You're Not Easily Fooled!
confident police detective
 
Not too shabby! Your result shows that you're pretty good at sniffing out a hoax, however some of the craftier ones tend to fly beneath your radar every once in a while. It would be a great idea to continue refining your skeptical skills, since it'll help you get ahead in a world that's full of fake news stories and cunning con artists. In the words of Voltaire, “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
You're a Natural-Born Detective!
Sherlock Holmes
 
Wow! Your outstanding result shows that you're extremely adept at sniffing out a hoax. This is a superb skill to possess, since in today's world it sometimes feels like fake news stories are more prevalent than authentic ones. Having such a healthily skeptical outlook on life will allow you to protect yourself and your loved ones from all sorts of scammers and con artists, who often prey upon people who readily believe anything and everything. Keep up the good work, detective!
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