|Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Bulgaria|
Fake news test: Which is real, which is not.
Bulgaria is the only country whose name ends in "ulgalia."
This is true.
FYI: Bulgaria is one of the few exotic nations of Europe. I boasts sublime beaches, lovely churches, winter sports and great hiking. It has traditionally not been regularly visited by Westerners but is gaining in popularity with its beauties and wide range of activities.
Even after grants and scholarships, the typical family making less than $30,000/year needs to pay 77% of its income to cover the costs of a four-year public college.
When escalators first appeared, they had escalator men who would ride with passengers similar to elevators who had elevator men working in them.
Duh! True. Rich usually wins.
Whew. False thank goodness. Who needs 50 ways to say seaweed. Real answer: 40 words.
True... with a cuppa joe
Adam and Eve populated our world.
Hmm... true, the bible tells me so... unless you don't think it happened that way, then false... or will you be sorry later?
FYI: Could two people actually repopulate the world today? Here's a good take on that.
SO HERE'S THE DEAL... what separates real from fake news is often what we choose to believe which is often shaped by who tells us that. And in today's incredibly broad social media world, anyone can say anything... absolutely anything... and there will ALWAYS be someone to pass it on as if it came from God him/herself.
But remember Absolute Rule No. 1: if you believes something that isn't true, believing it still doesn't make it true. And that's a fact. Smart means double checking or find another source for anything that has a smell to it.
Ed. Note: Thanks NY Times and humorist, film maker Demetri Martin for a few good examples.