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Lion vs. Cambodian Midget Fighting League

Unlike some of the crap I post on this blog, this is apparently a legitimate story. According to BBC News, in 2005 the Cambodian government allowed 42 midgets to fight a lion. The President of the Cambodian Midget Fighting League (CMFL) thought that his midgets could beat anyone or anything. After 12 minutes, 28 midgets were dead, and the rest were severely injured.

Boy, I'm glad we live in the 21st century.

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