"Facts" about National Parks

How good are you at telling fact from fiction? Of these fourteen statements about National Parks, seven are true and seven are invented. But which is which?
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Last updated: October 23, 2020
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1. Arches National Park is actually named after Archie, the title character of the hit 1940s Archie Comics.
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False
2. Quebec refers to its provincial parks as ‘national parks’. This is because the government of Quebec still thinks it’s an independent nation, rather than part of Canada.
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False
3. The sharp stones along roadways in Acadia are known as ‘Rockefellers Teeth’, an homage to his philanthropy as well as to his remarkably poor dental hygiene.
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False
4. The last known military engagement between the US and the UK occurred in San Juan Historical Park, and climaxed with the cold-blooded murder of a single pig.
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False
5. Somewhat controversially, each individual Yellowstone bison that migrates to another state is treated for legal purposes as an exclave of Wyoming.
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False
6. National Parks were invented in 1996, when Linkin Park named a field after himself.
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7. There are zero glaciers in Glacier National Park.
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False
8. Japan’s largest national park is in the ocean.
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False
9. People born in Sequoia national park are called ‘Whitneys’, after Mount Whitney.
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10. Elk Island national park, in Canada, is landlocked.
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False
11. On the second Wednesday of July, Saguaro National Park hosts its annual desert day, to celebrate the desert.
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12. Grover Cleveland once described the Grand Teton as ‘The Matterhorn of Wyoming’.
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13. A bear in Yosemite slapped so many people that it was given the nickname “the swatter”.
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14. A hemlock tree that floats in Crater Lake, perfectly vertical, is thought to be a weather deity because it breaks free of its ropes in a freak storm whenever it’s tied up.
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