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Are These Daniel O'Donnell Facts True Or False?

Do you know what Daniel’s favourite dinner is?

Are These Facts About Irish Counties True Or False?

Now’s your time to shine if you know where the driest place in Ireland is.

Can You Guess Whether These Weird Celeb Stories Are True Or False?

How’s your weird celeb trivia?

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Did a British politician say this about Ireland during the Brexit talks? True Or False

Quiz: Did a British politician say this about Ireland during the Brexit talks?

How well do you remember what British politicians have been saying about Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie True or false: Did these things actually happen in 2016? Fake News

True or false: Did these things actually happen in 2016?

Have you been paying attention this year?

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Are these commonly known "facts" true or false? Quiz

Quiz: Are these commonly known "facts" true or false?

Are they actually true?

The Great True Or False Quiz of 2015

Were you paying attention?

True or false? 9 Uber Facts investigated and debunked

Don’t believe everything you read.

From The42 Can you tell the real NFL player from the name we just made up? Guess Who?

Can you tell the real NFL player from the name we just made up?

It’s harder than you think.

From TheJournal.ie True or False: Did these news stories actually happen? Trews
From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin? True Or False

Debunked: Is it better to keep bread in the fridge or a bread bin?

Mould is likely to contaminate the bread at some point, but what is the best way of stopping this from happening?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere? True Or False

Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere?

You remember this from The Simpsons, don’t you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you? True Or False

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?

Will you be taking less pity on the next bee that stings you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct? True Or False

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?

Someday in the future, that pesky MC1R could be a thing of the past, if this myth is to be believed.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world? True Or False

Debunked: Are Daddy Longlegs the most poisonous spiders in the world?

Perhaps you should take a wide berth next time you see one dangling above your bed.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel? True Or False

Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel?

It’s time to settle the argument you always have with that back-seat driver.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory? True Or False

Debunked: Is it possible to have a photographic memory?

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. You’d never have to double-check to see if you locked the back door or not. Did you?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference? True Or False

Debunked: Does pressing the pedestrian crossing button more than once make any difference?

And why do we feel the need to press it over and over again?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years? True Or False

Debunked: Does swallowed chewing gum stay in your stomach for seven years?

Or longer? Is that piece that you swallowed when you were six still there?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does Earth's distance from the Sun cause our seasons? True Or False

Debunked: Does Earth's distance from the Sun cause our seasons?

The thinking that the further away we are the colder it gets isn’t right. In fact, it’s the complete opposite.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand when scared? True Or False

Debunked: Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand when scared?

Or could that just be according to a book published in 77AD?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight? True Or False

Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight?

“Turn off that feckin’ laptop and go to sleep, Séan, your eyes will fall out of your head by the time you’re thirty” can now be swiftly met with “Eh, Mam, about that…”.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive? True Or False

Debunked: Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Although we are quick to lay the blame on fizzy pop and chocolate, studies show that they might not have anything to do with hyperactivity.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away? True Or False

Debunked: Is a rat never more than a few metres away?

That would mean there could be one right at the foot of your bed, but is this actually the case?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does knuckle-cracking cause arthritis? True Or False

Debunked: Does knuckle-cracking cause arthritis?

A loud cracking sound coming from inside your hand can’t be a good thing, right?

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year? True Or False

Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year?

Maybe there are some arachnids clumsy enough to fall in.

The truth behind 5 old wives' tales

Sitting too close to the TV? Swallowed chewing gum? Worried chocolate causes spots? Relax – it’s not as bad as you were led to believe.