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Bloodied ‘Trump supporter’ hoax photo

This photo is being billed as the result of violence by liberals against a young Donald Trump supporter, but that is entirely false. This photo shows Australian actress Samara Weaving during a makeup test for Ash vs Evil Dead.

The photo from 2015 went viral after a Twitter user @Cons_Nation shared it with the caption “Here’s what happened to female Trump supporter when she met ‘peaceful’ and ‘tolerant’ liberals.”

Weaving responds on Twitter, saying she is not even a U.S. citizen, can’t vote, and asks the Twitter profile to take the incorrect photo down.

That post caught the eye of the star of Ash vs Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell — who plays Ash in the television series and the two Evil Dead movies.

Campbell called on Conservative Nation to “check your facts” and said it was “sad” his co-star was made the face of a political hoax.

Australian study finds “ugliest color in the world” to discourage smoking

An Australian marketing research company finds one more way to discourage people from smoking — by making the cigarette box as ugly as possible. The Australian government says it hired market research experts at GfK to find ways to make the idea of smoking as unappealing as possible.

GfK says after three months, seven studies, and more than 1000 regular smokers, researchers finally determined the most offensive color to print alongside new graphic health warnings — Opaque Couché, aka “drab dark brown”.

Other governments are taking a hint from Australia, and Ireland, France, and the U.K. have all passed laws to change cigarette packaging to be “the ugliest color in the world.”

U.S. bald eagle fighting Canada goose photos go viral

Social media is poking fun at a video that “represents the U.S.-Canada relationship.” Photographer Lisa Bell says she was out walking when she saw a fight she just had to get on camera — a Canadian goose fighting an American bald eagle.

Bell’s photos show the eagle standing on top of the goose until the goose manages to scramble away.

The goose escapes into a nearby pond and Bell says the eagle gave up after about 20 minutes.

Today, social media users are re-sharing the photos pointing out their hilarious comparison to Americans and Canadians.

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