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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?
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?
True or false: Did these things actually happen in 2016?
Have you been paying attention this year?
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.
Can you tell the real NFL player from the name we just made up?
It’s harder than you think.
True or False: Did these news stories actually happen?
Take the quiz…
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?
Debunked: Does water drain in a different direction in each hemisphere?
You remember this from The Simpsons, don’t you?
Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?
Will you be taking less pity on the next bee that stings you?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Debunked: Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand when scared?
Or could that just be according to a book published in 77AD?
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…”.
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.
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?
Debunked: Does knuckle-cracking cause arthritis?
A loud cracking sound coming from inside your hand can’t be a good thing, right?
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.