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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This Week In Review #09


We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by testing our readers to see how well they can differentiate fake news from real news. This week, two of these articles are real, and the other three are fake. Can you tell which is real and which isn't?

Weed On Pentagon Grounds Proves Un-Killable


Weed On Pentagon Grounds Proves Un-Killable

One pesky weed has proven to be the biggest challenge currently facing the Pentagon outside of Al-Qaeda.

Kim Bei Fong
World Mud

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Military officials are speaking out today about an unsightly weed near the Pentagon that "just won’t die.”

The weed first became noticeable last July and had since stopped growing in November, yet for reasons unknown, it cannot be killed or even moved, one high-ranking military official stated.

The plant species of this weed has yet to be identified, but Pentagon officials have described it as a mix between kudzu and “that monster alien plant in B-movies that end up taking over the world.”

Pentagon custodial staff claimed they have tried all methods, both conventional and unconventional, to remove the weed, but all their attempts have proven futile.

Monday, February 16, 2015

This Week In Review #08


We here at the Daily Bungle wish to provide a public service by administering a weekly test for our readers to see how well they can differentiate real news from fake news. One of the following news stories is real. The rest of them are fake. Can you tell the satire from the real deal?

Marvel Turns Incredible Hulk Into Potato


Marvel Turns Incredible Hulk Into Potato, Re-Imagines Other Avengers

Thor's a woman. Captain America's black. Other Avengers will now be pointlessly changed.

Lyan Williams
Daily Bungle

The remaining Avengers cast is expected to receive the same pointless re-imaginings as have been received by Captain America and Thor, Marvel Comics announced in a press release last week.

Two Avengers characters had previously received makeovers, with Thor being turned into a woman, and Captain America turned into an African-American. Now the rest of the Avengers will follow suit and receive their own makeovers.

These proposed changes include turning Spider-man into an actual spider, turning Iron Man into a trashcan, turning Hawkeye into a unicorn, and turning the Incredible Hulk into a potato.

“That may sound ridiculous, but if we can get away with marketing a movie starring a talking gun-happy raccoon, then we can get away with turning the Hulk into a vegetable,” Marvel Comics Public Relations Manager Kor Presuit said in a phone interview. “Besides, green potatoes can be quite menacing if you eat them.”