UK shark report a great white lie!

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  1. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/08/09/shark.hoax.reut/


    UK shark report a great white lie

    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- It's safe to go back into the waters off Britain -- reports of a man-eating shark that have made front page headlines were just a great white lie.
    British newspapers reported on Thursday that stories they had eagerly followed in recent weeks about sightings of a killer Great White shark lurking in the waters off Cornwall, southwest England, had in fact been made up.
    Doorman Kevin Keeble sparked the media feeding frenzy when he sent pictures to his local paper of a shark he photographed during a fishing trip to South Africa, jokingly claiming the photo was taken near the British surfing resort of Newquay.
    "I didn't expect anyone would be daft enough to take it seriously," newspapers quoted him as saying. "I can't believe the story went so big."
     
  2. Doesnt it put a smile on your face when the media are made to look fools. :D Excellent reporting with the normal ammount of fact.
     
  3. I don`t know what the fuss is all about it`s the first white thing to enter Britain in years
     
  4. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    errr...except it didn't.
     
  5. What a cock - he should be strung up, just bought an extra large fishing rod and a 5000Ib line as well! :x
     
  6. So, I'm not 'gonna need a bigger boat' after all.....bugger !!