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Was That Fake?

Did Russian president Vladimir Putin steal candy from a baby? That’s what it looks like in a viral photo. It appears Putin swoops down and takes the young boy's giant pinstriped lollipop, leaving the child stricken. The lollipop in that photo is fake.

The real, unedited photos were taken January 2013 at a Christmas service. The photos are making the rounds again online. People have even competed in a caption contest, wondering what Putin said to the child to make him look so terrified. The pictures ended up on the Reddit “Photo Shop Battles” subreddit, where people compete for the funniest photo doctoring. That’s how the lollipop came to be. Putin was in the photo with the child, but he did not steal any comically-large lollipops.

Was That Fake?

Did a convicted war criminal consume poison during a tribunal, committing suicide on camera? The 72-year-old man was a former commander of Bosnian Croat forces. He yelled that he was not a war criminal, and said, “I am rejecting your verdict with contempt!” He then drank the liquid substance after judges upheld his 20-year sentence for crimes in the city of Mostar during the Bosnian War. He later died at a hospital.

Was That Fake?

Is the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario offering LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP inclusiveness training? A poster advertising the training has circulated online. It triggered a lot of mockery of the seemingly ever growing LGBTQ acronym. The flyer is real and so is the acronym. But leaders of the group said they are trying to be a bit tongue-in-cheek. Their intent was to attract workshop participants by letting teachers know it can be overwhelming keeping track of diverse identities. If you have the time, you can research what all the acronym represents. Each letter does stand for a specific identity.

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