It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! Then I noticed the URL. Used to settle a bet between friends successfully tricking one friend , the lions vs. I wonder why whoever is making these spoofs keeps choosing Cambodia?
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Cambodian Midget Fighting League - Wikipedia
Outline: News story claims that 42 Cambodian Midgets were mutilated in a fight with an African lion while paying spectators looked on Full commentary below. Status: False. An African Lion much like this is responsible for the death of 28 Cambodian Midgets. The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back. The story claims that 42 members of the Cambodian Midget Fighting League were killed or injured in a bloody battle with an African lion. The story was originally posted on a web page that was constructed to resemble a genuine BBC News article. However, the story is a fake and the web page that it is displayed on has no association with the BBC.
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.
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