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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Paris Hilton and Drunken Elephants, Now There's a Story! Or Not.

I came across this story about Paris Hilton trying to stop elephants from getting drunk on rice beer in India and going on rampages.

Activists said a celebrity endorsement was sure to raise awareness of the plight of the pachyderms that get drunk on farmers’ homemade rice beer then go on a rampage. Last month, six wild elephants that broke into a farm in Meghalaya were electrocuted after discovering and drinking the potent brew then uprooting an electricity pole.

“There would have been more casualties if the villagers hadn’t chased them away. And four elephants died in a similar way three years ago. It is just so sad,” Ms. Hilton was quoted as saying in Tokyo.

This later went out on the wires. Too stupid to be true? Well you know that would have to be pretty darn stupid. Apparently it wasn't true.

The AP went back and quietly retracted the story.

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