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Man who lost his testicles while showing off his scuba bong is fake news


The AP is cracking down on fake news, even if it’s old and has already been debunked.

In September a story surfaced of a man losing his testicles after a freak accident involving a bong and a scuba tank. It appears as if the story first was reported on the site, and let me tell you, it’s not legit at all. 

Here’s a couple lines from the original post:

The initial story claimed the man was from Calgary, but the post then reappeared on the site with the location swapped for Boston.

Snopes was quick to debunk the story when it was first being shared, but that wasn’t good enough for AP, so they fact checked it themselves five months later.  Read more…

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