Post Quiz: Official Denials

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It's hard to sort out fake news these days. Reality is weird enough. Try your hand at this quiz.

Official Denials

This one's simple: answer the questions about official denials.

  1. What official statement did the US's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issue in 2012 in response to all the aggro caused by the Animal Planet special?
  2. What famous statement of denial was made in 1973 by then-president of the US Richard Nixon?
  3. What did 19th-century abolitionist and reformer Henry Ward Beecher first deny, then have to admit to?
  4. What was the name of satirist Al Franken's book about his political opponents?
  5. What did politician Al Franken officially deny in 2017?
  6. What claim by radio host Alex Jones was NASA forced to officially deny in June 2017?
  7. What persistent rumour about his family history dogged Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime?
  8. What accusation did Winston Churchill deny during his campaign in 1951?
  9. What weird claim did Franklin Roosevelt once make about Haiti – and then try to deny he'd said?
  10. What did the US military officially deny had happened in New Mexico in 1947?

Some of those were easy, right? Others, not so much? Check your facts by clicking on the picture.

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