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The all-white mural at Southampton university
The all-white mural at Southampton university
Emily Dawes

Every now and then a story comes along which is so odd, and just so… ignorant that you have to check to make sure someone isn’t pulling your leg.

That’s partly a consequence of what we now call ‘fake news’, but lies, distortion and urban legends have always been with us, we just like to give them different names to make them seem fresh.

The story which caught my eye was so flagrantly daft that I immediately thought of Poe’s Law.

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