TRC #594: Mashup Mania: Best Of ‘Name That, Spot The Fake Fact’

Producer Pat brings us a marathon of everyone’s favourite mostly guessing game: ‘Name That, Spot The Fake.’ Laughs abound when Darren, Adam, Cristina, and special guest Dr. Stuart Farrimond are presented with four interesting, yet outrageous-sounding facts and asked to spot the fake. Play along to see if you can do better than the Reality Check crew!

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Spot The Fake – Episode 476

Wikipedia: Boanthropy

Gizmodo: Bluetooth is Named After A Medieval King

CityNews: Frostbite Vs. Frostnip

Viagra Makes Flowers Stand Up Straight

Live Science: Pluto’s First Complete Orbit

Wikipedia: Octopus Australia: Australians Need To Eat More Kangaroos: Population Booms

Wikipedia: Cat Anatomy

How Stuff Works: Ostrich Facts

Wikipedia: Jiffy (Time)

The Daily Beast: Did Picasso Try To Steal The Mona Lisa?

Today I Found Out: Russian Olympic Team Arrived Late To 1908 Olympics

Food For The Poor: President and CEO

Wikipedia: Australian Feral Camels

BBC: 1 in 10 Icelanders Will Publish A Book

Live Science: Koalas and Human Fingerprints

The Atlantic: Fact Checking Snapple’s Real Facts Buzzards Vs. Vultures

Wikipedia: Thursday – Thor’s Day

Spot The Fake – Episode 517

Smithsonian: Tootsie Rolls and WWII

HuffPo: Mr. Rogers Feeding His Fish

Bustle: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Donates 100 Million Books

War History Online: Queen Elizabeth II Auto Mechanic

Jalopnik: Volvo Gave Away Their Most Important Invention

Wikipedia: Bela Lugosi

Oxford Dictionaries: Baby Animal Names

WNYC: Maya Angelou First Woman Black Streetcar Driver

The Facts Speak: Sumo Wrestlers Making Babies Cry

Wikipedia: Vampire

Boston Magazine: Coin Toss Named Portland

Wikipedia: Waffle House Index

Universe Today: Soviet Cosmonauts Carried A Shotgun Into Space

CBC: NWT Looking For New Name, Bob Need Not Apply

CNN: Polaroid Issues Warning

Spot The Fake – Episode 566

Wiki: Duffel Bag

Atlas Obscura

Barbie Media



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National Geographic

Business Insider




NY Times

CNN Tech

Guiness World Records

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