Was That Fake? - Wonder Bread & the NRA

Was That Fake?

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lives in the depths.

But now the legend of "Nessie" may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand scientist is leading a team to the lake next month to take samples of the murky waters to conduct DNA tests and determine what species live there.

Professor Neil Gemmell says he's no believer in Nessie, but he wants to take people on an adventure and communicate some science. Besides, his kids think it's one of the coolest things he's done.
One of the more far-fetched theories is that Nessie is a long-necked plesiosaur that somehow survived the period when dinosaurs became extinct.

Was That Fake?

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - Officials say they still don't know who sent a "zombie alert" to residents of a Florida city following a power outage.

Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-minute power outage Sunday.

During the city's own investigation, Kerr says officials determined that no current or former employees edited the pre-prepared message to include the warning of a zombie invasion. He tells the Palm Beach Post that "no one was fired for it."

Kerr said a hacking issue came up during Hurricane Irma last September. But that issue was dealt with quickly. He added that officials thought they got to all the messages, "but it turns out there was one hiding in the system."

Was That Fake?

Did Flowers Foods, the company behind Wonder Bread, cut ties with the National Rifle Association? A picture with a quote claiming to be from the company's chief executive officer is being shared frequently. The executive is quoted as saying, "Children are more important than gun-welding maniacs." It is not true. The post was originally found on the America's Last Line of Defense Facebook page, which clearly refers to itself as satire in its about section. Consider this a lesson to always check the source of any surprising things you read on the internet as it just might be a joke.