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A roundup of global commentary for the Oct. 2, 2017 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

The Internet Can’t Stop Laughing at the Story of a Man Who Fell for a Fake Harry Potter Book

The funniest read on the internet Tuesday involves one man’s discovery that Harry Potter never turned into a flying lion. Twitter user Shelley Zhang recently learned her friend, Chris Chappell, thought he was reading the authentic Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix book, but he had actually been reading juicy fan fiction the whole(…)

James Comey Says Americans Should Be Wary of ‘Troll Farms’ Peddling Fake News

FBI Director James Comey warned Americans that information they read on the internet may be part of organized disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining confidence in U.S. elections. Opponents of the U.S. “used all kinds of vectors to try and influence and undermine our own faith in our democratic processes,” Comey said at an event at(…)

Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra Respond to Backlash Over Fake Pregnancy Joke: Get a Sense of Humor, People!

Earlier today, we reported on one of the stranger Teen Mom social media controversies in recent memory. It all began when Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra began discussing their desire to have a third child on Twitter. It’s anyone’s guess as to why a married couple would need to have such a conversation on social(…)

These Teens Pulled Off A Fake Proposal For A Free Dessert — And The Sugary Scam Is Already Iconic!

OK, this is a brilliant idea! LOLz! It’s easy to pretend it’s your birthday for free dessert — but these two best friends from Texas went above and beyond to make sure they got a sweet treat at the end of their meal! Cati Domitrovich, 19, and Alex Nagle, 17, were looking for an enjoyable(…)

This Teacher Gave His Students A Fake Spelling Test As An April Fools’ Joke & It’s AMAZING

This is hilarious — even if it isn’t April yet! Teacher Of The Year Joey Dombrowski got a head start on April Fools this week as he pranked his elementary school students with a fake spelling test! Related: Late Night Hosts Have A Field Day Mocking Donald Trump The Michigan educator put on his best(…)