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  1. #1 Snopes Rates Biden's Claim That 2+2=5 As 'Mostly True' 
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    U.S.—Joe Biden recently made a strange claim: that 2+2=5. He was ridiculed for his gaffe after making the statement while speaking at an elementary school. The kids all said, "Hey, dummy! The answer is 4, not 5!"

    But the crack squad of fact-checkers at Snopes quickly got to work on Biden's incredulous claim. Their findings? Biden's statement was actually "mostly true."

    "Sure, Biden got some key details wrong," said Bob Snopes, founder of Snopes. "But the central concept of what he was saying, that two numbers put together make another number, was completely accurate. Sometimes two and two make four. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. It is not easy to become sane."

    The website's 6,000-word defense/fact-check of Biden's claim further pointed out that 80% of the answer was correct, and it's only the one additional number that was a mixture of truth and falsehood.

    As the event neared its conclusion, Biden claimed there were five spotlights lighting up the stage even though there were clearly four. One bald man in the back shouted, "There are four lights!" but was dragged from the room for reeducation.
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    Where’s that BB forum? Or maybe we need a Babylon Bee thread sticky in the lounge or somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Where’s that BB forum? Or maybe we need a Babylon Bee thread sticky in the lounge or somewhere.
    I'll put up a thread. Want to pin it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    I'll put up a thread. Want to pin it?
    What do ya think? Humor or the Lounge?

    Wherever. - title it something about the bee. I like “today’s satire, next weeks news”. Somebody else posted it and it’s perfect.
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    The Bee stings back at Snopes!

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    "There are four lights!" but was dragged from the room for reeducation.

    Obviously there is a Star Trek Next Generation
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    Hate getting proved wrong. I swore in 1984 where Smith is being tortured and being put through "what does 2+2 equal' there was a line "2+2 equals whatever we tell you it does". While the scene pushes that idea, there is no exact line like that. However, in looking for it, I discovered Orwell was not the first to use the line 2+2=5. wikipedia on 2+2+5
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    Ohhhh, now I see how he amassed such a fortune while not working, he used his own math tables.
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