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Debunking Four Snow Photos Doing The Rounds On Social Media Today

Debunking Four Snow Photos Doing The Rounds On Social Media Today

With the arrival of the Beast from the East last night, Twitter, Facebook and your family WhatsApp group have beeen awash with photos of snow. However, at the risk of alarming you, some of these photos are actually fake.

We've decided to do some major #journalism here at Balls and examine some of these messages. Fact or fiction? Here's the skinny.

Polar Bear spotted in Marino

Verdict: FAKE NEWS!

Polar bears are afraid of cars so would not be see so close to a moving vehicle.

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Woman hanging clothes on line in five foot of snow

Verdict: FAKE NEWS!

You wouldn't see an Irish mammy out in a t-shirt. Sure you'd catch your death!

Sled moving along m50

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Verdict: FAKE NEWS!

The m50 has never moved smoothly. Snow or no snow.

Delivery men in riot gear bring fresh delivery of bread

Verdict: FACT

Given the demand there has been on bread over the last few days, with Pat the Baker saying it's unprecendented, it comes as no suprise that the deliverymen have had to protect themselves.

Balls Team

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