A VIDEO of a pod of whales, supposedly feeding in Langkawi waters, has gone viral. Is this recent, and was the video really shot in the island holiday destination? Verdict: TRUE TikTok user @madylangkawi posted three videos showing the whales feeding on Sunday (June 26). The three whales were discovered by a group of people on a boat trip from Pulau Payar to … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Was a pod of whales filmed near Langkawi?
RECENTLY, posts on social media went viral claiming that the moon will appear brighter on Wednesday (July 13). Is this true? VERDICT: TRUE The moon will appear brighter because Malaysians will once again have the opportunity to witness a supermoon phenomenon, which is expected to occur from 5.09pm on Wednesday (July 13). The Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA), via … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Will there be a bright supermoon on July 13?
AN 'ANNOUNCEMENT' has been making its rounds on social media that claims the Prime Minister said all Malaysian families will receive RM300 from the government to use on cooking essentials. Is the claim true? Verdict: FALSE In a statement on Twitter, the Social Welfare Department has called the 'announcement' fake news. It then urged people to refer to the department's … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Is the government giving out RM300 for cooking essentials?
WITH so many options for sunscreen on the market nowadays, consumers often turn to the sun protection factor (SPF) rating as an indicator of a product’s efficacy. However, do products containing higher SPF actually provide better overall protection? Verdict: Mostly false Indeed, you may be thinking – why not just slather on the highest SPF sunscreen you can … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Is higher SPF sunscreen always better for you?
THE Thai authorities have apprehended wanted Malaysian fugitive Tedy Teow Wooi Huat after police there cracked down on gambling syndicates in Southern Thailand. Is this true? Verdict: TRUE Thai police announced they had detained Teow on July 22 for alleged money laundering. His capture came after a number of local politicians in Songkhla and Nakhon Si … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Was an infamous Malaysian fugitive arrested in Thailand?