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Quiz of the year's news, part 2
It's part two of 52 Weeks 52 Questions, our annual news quiz.

Links to the other parts of this quiz are on the right hand side of the page.

There are many weird things going on in the world. Which of these were actually reported, and which have we made up?


A carp in a New York fish market shouted warnings about the end of the world, two market workers claimed. They were so shocked that they killed the fish and sold it.
A: True
B: False
A Midlands man lost his false teeth while swimming in the sea on holiday in Crete. Local fisherman later found the choppers in their nets, and returned them to their owner when they asked round the town if anyone had lost a set.
A: True
B: False
Australian Dennis Carr chopped the head off a deadly snake with a spade. He later picked the head up, and it bit him.
A: True
B: False
A California man fell off a ladder on to an 18-inch electric drill, and speared himself through the eye socket and out by his ear. He survived - and amazingly the drill missed his brain.
A: True
B: False
A preacher in Ohio called out to God for a sign, shortly before being hit by lightning.
A: True
B: False
A sandwich shop owner from Manchester found he had the same phone number as God had in the film Bruce Almighty. He got up to 70 calls a week from people seeking advice from above.
A: True
B: False
A bull escaped from a market in Lancaster, and made its way into a china shop. Hundreds of items were broken.
A: True
B: False
A woman had "angle" tattooed on her back, after asking for the word "angel". The tattooist said he was dyslexic.
A: True
B: False
A Newcastle guillotine operator cut the top of his thumb off, and then cut his finger off when he showed his boss how he had done it.
A: True
B: False
Passengers on a bus in Shanghai got frostbite despite it being 35C, when the bus's air conditioning went wrong.
A: True
B: False
Nudists on a Dorset beach complained to the authorities when they were accidentally sprayed with weedkiller.
A: True
B: False
A Croatian man set himself and his house alight when he tried to get rid of a wasp nest.
A: True
B: False

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Prize question

Here is the second photograph in our prize competition. Entries are now closed. To see what the photographs are, and to see what linked them, see part four of this quiz.




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