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Tweefo
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« on: June 09, 2018, 08:10:56 AM »

The headline in my newsfeed reads "Moon landing SCHOCK: NASA tapes lost in 1970 expose biggest SECRET of the century. The story under the headline? Not the biggest expose of a secret. https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiWmh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmV4cHJlc3MuY28udWsvbmV3cy9zY2llbmNlLzk3MTUwNy9Nb29uLWxhbmRpbmctTkFTQS10YXBlcy1BcG9sbG8tc3BhY2UtbWlzc2lvbtIBngFodHRwczovL3d3dy1leHByZXNzLWNvLXVrLmNkbi5hbXBwcm9qZWN0Lm9yZy92L3Mvd3d3LmV4cHJlc3MuY28udWsvbmV3cy9zY2llbmNlLzk3MTUwNy9Nb29uLWxhbmRpbmctTkFTQS10YXBlcy1BcG9sbG8tc3BhY2UtbWlzc2lvbi9hbXA_YW1wX2pzX3Y9MC4xI3dlYnZpZXc9MQ?hl=en-ZA&gl=ZA&ceid=ZA%3Aen
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 11:37:01 AM »

Oh, the papers are great at this: creating juicy headlines that make you almost desperate to read the story, which inevitably disappoints. Click bait has been around for longer than computer mice. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 13:32:03 PM »

And there I was, expecting at least all future Powerball numbers, chiseled into the moon rock at the Apollo landing sites, by our cosmic overlords.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 11:06:50 AM »

General rules: Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered with "No". Any headline containing the words shocking, amazing, "will blow you away", crazy, etc.. will not be.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 16:34:51 PM »

see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr5Pj6GQL2o
What do you think?
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 16:58:20 PM »


The title seems fairly accurate.
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