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Concerning survey finds too many people believe Snopes is a legitimate fact-checking website

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A troubling new survey released by The Babylon Bee confirmed Wednesday that too many people think Snopes is a real fact-checking website.

The survey found that over 60% of people believe Snopes is a real website, while only 25% understand that it's satire. The remaining minority thinks that Snopes is the name of a gangsta rapper from California, "one of those guys who makes the hip-hop about the devil's lettuce and shooting people."

In the study, we went to a Walmart and grabbed random people by the arm and started shouting at them: "HEY, DO YOU THINK SNOPES IS REAL!?" The ones who didn't run away screaming or call for security responded, and of those few dozen people, we got our results. Most said, "Sure, yeah, whatever, please just leave me alone and don't hurt me!" while others said they thought it was satire site. A few people said, "Snopes Dogg? I loved his album, Straight Outta Compton."

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Troll Trump promises not to build Trump Tower in Greenland if he buys it

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© Reuters / Lucas Jackson
US President apparently hasn't given up on buying Greenland, promising the island's residents they won't end up with a giant gleaming Trump Tower in their backyard... and posting a photo of how that might have looked like.

Trump tweeted a magnificently garish rendering of Trump Tower Greenland on Monday afternoon, promising the reluctant Danes that if he owned their massive island, it would certainly not look like that. (Presumably, the building would be black with gold accents, instead of solid gold, and several stories higher, with a golf course). Twitter exploded.


"Make Greenland Great Again!!!" one supporter tweeted. "All in favor of invading Greenland?" another followed up.

Comment: Memes do it best:






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A raccoon was 'living his best life' in a school's snack machine. Then came the cops

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© Volusia County Sheriff's Office/Facebook
Raccoon in vending machine.
Deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office were called to a Deltona, Florida, high school on Wednesday over an issue that had nothing to do with the student body.

It had to do with the vending machine. Rather, something that had crawled inside of it.

Apparently, a raccoon had managed to make its way into the machine, located on the premises of the Pine Ridge High School.

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MindMatters: Our Favorite Books, Films And Shows So Far This Year

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Your MindMatters hosts can't be hitting the books and reading non-fiction ALL the time! So on this week's show we'll be sharing some of the novels, movies and shows that, in our estimation, are insightful of the human condition, artful enough to be called something like literature - and entertaining enough to add a little joy to our days - and which are certainly worth discussing. And don't worry, we'll be mentioning some of the non-fiction books we've been looking at that satisfy those qualities as well, some of which we haven't discussed yet on previous shows, like the new, definitive book on the Manson murders, CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties; a truly revolutionary book on mythology, E.J. Michael Witzel's Origins of the World's Mythologies; and two recent books on the literary nature of the New Testament gospels and the classical works they imitated.


Running Time: 01:35:25

Download: MP3 — 87.4 MB


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Denmark offers to buy U.S.

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© Fedor Selivanov / Alamy Stock Photo
After rebuffing Donald J. Trump's hypothetical proposal to purchase Greenland, the government of Denmark has announced that it would be interested in buying the United States instead.

"As we have stated, Greenland is not for sale," a spokesperson for the Danish government said on Friday. "We have noted, however, that during the Trump regime pretty much everything in the United States, including its government, has most definitely been for sale."

"Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government," the spokesperson added.

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Sauron builds a wall to prevent one from simply walking into Mordor

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The all-seeing eye!
BARAD-DUR — Sauron has announced a new construction project for Mordor, which is an economic and military superpower nestled in the quaint, spider-infested hills to the east of Gondor.

The servant of Morgoth said the wall is to prevent one from simply walking into Mordor, pointing out that the land of Mordor has an "immigration crisis" as rumors of a caravan of nine members of a fellowship was headed his direction. He says the looming wall will run all the way around the natural mountainous barrier surrounding the country to ensure no "bad apples" get through.

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Didn't take long - MSNBC host blames RUSSIA for Jeffery Epstein death

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Better late than never? Russian priest say Darwin 'renounces' his 'ape theory' in posthumous chat

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Father Artemy Vladimirov and Charles Darwin
A Russian priest has left quite a few people puzzled with a story about how he 'talked' with the spirit of Charles Darwin and was apparently told not to be tempted by his theory of evolution through natural selection.

Being dead for more than a century seemingly poses no communication barrier for the renowned British naturalist, who recently shared some wisdom found in the afterlife with a Russian priest... according to the cleric himself. Artemy Vladimirov offered a vivid recollection of the 'conversation' with Darwin during a Russian Christian TV program that he hosts.

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Your field guide to Russian assets in America

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© Reuters / Maxim Shemetov
While the media likes to make a fuss about shady 'Russian hackers' and 'Russian bots' subverting democracy, did you know that America is actually full of Russian assets plying their trade openly? We find the worst of the worst.

If the mainstream media is to be believed, the Kremlin's network of hackers and bots could give the Illuminati a run for its money. When its operatives aren't electing British prime ministers, embarrassing American politicians on debate night and flogging dildos to undermine democracy, they're overseeing a team of assets earning their borscht openly in the United States.

Thankfully, the intrepid detectives in the American press have named and shamed these double agents. We've compiled a list here.

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Experts warn we only have 12 years left until the timeline on global warming will be changed again

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© The Babylon Bee
World — Climate experts have solemnly warned that we only have twelve years left until they change the dates on global warming again.

"If we don't take action, then in 12 years we will have to explain why the world hasn't ended and come up with a new number," one UN scientist warned. "This is a very serious threat, and we urge everyone to hand control of the economy to the government immediately before we have no more time left to change the timeline again."