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BEAT THE WEEK: April Fools, Iain Duncan Smith And Other Jokes

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The week catapulted into play with April Fools, a slew of joke stories hitting newspapers on Monday from the liberalist Guardian goggles to the Mirror's glass-bottomed planes.

Sadly Iain Duncan Smith wasn't joking though with a range of welfare reforms coming into force that were met with much ire from the left.

The divide between those against cutting benefits and those in favour of reform was compounded after the Daily Mail started an all out war over its front page of Mick Philpott, labelling the child killer a 'Vile Product of Welfare UK.'

And then of course Osborne's driver decided to park in a disabled parking bay. Oh dear.

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George Osborne's car parked in a disabled bay in a service station near New Port, Wales

Angry words weren't just being thrown around at home either, with North Korea's threats becoming increasingly worrying.

Yes, from dictators to editors, everyone is getting a bit stressed out. Perhaps we should all take inspiration from Aberdeen University, who are installing puppy rooms during exam period to help students relax.

So did you miss anything this week? Try your hand at Huff Post UK's news quiz and see if you can BEAT THE WEEK.

BEAT THE WEEK

  • Question 1 of 19

    Which 'bond girl' received a bafta this week?

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  • Question 2 of 19

    Why have many speed cameras been switched off across the UK?

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  • Question 3 of 19

    What 'good news' did Britain have this week?

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  • Question 4 of 19

    Jim Carey described what news outlet as a 'media colostomy bag that has begun to split at the seams' this week?

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  • Question 5 of 19

    Ukip gained supported from which group this week?

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  • Question 6 of 19

    What could Iain Duncan Smith do 'if he had to?'

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  • Question 7 of 19

    'Fascist not a racist' Di Canio has a tattoo of which political leader on his shoulder?

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  • Question 8 of 19

    What has been named the number one 'weird food trend' for 2013?

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  • Question 9 of 19

    How old did the mobile phone turn this week?

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  • Question 10 of 19

    Who has declared cyber war on North Korea, hijacking their Flickr and Twitter accounts?

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  • Question 11 of 19

    There are now seven 'classes' in society, according to research, but what are the top and bottom 'classes' called?

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  • Question 12 of 19

    How much did Iain Duncan Smith claim for a breakfast on expenses?

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  • Question 13 of 19

    What advice did Ian McKellen offer to students this week?

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  • Question 14 of 19

    What was revealed as an April Fool this week?

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  • Question 15 of 19

    What Daily Mail headline incensed the left this week?

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  • Question 16 of 19

    What exactly is the game 'Whiff Whaff'?

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  • Question 17 of 19

    Tory MP Rob Wilson accidentally tweeted a link to what kind of site this week?

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  • Question 18 of 19

    What outrageous claim did Jeremy Irons make this week?

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  • Question 19 of 19

    Which actress had a hotel evacuated after mistaking her own reflection for a murderer?

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