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Is it Real?

By Brian | May 5, 2009 | Share on Facebook

The Onion has a long history of classic headlines, such as Misbuttoned Coat Makes Perfectly Sane Woman Look Like Raving Lunatic and For Gay Couple, Fulfilling Lifelong Dream Of Marriage Not Worth Moving To Iowa.

Occasionally, one comes upon a real headline and figures it must have been from a wayward Onion story that escaped and found it’s way into a real newsfeed. Case in point:

London mayor shocked at ‘fat’ waxwork model
LONDON (AFP) – London mayor Boris Johnson vowed Tuesday to exercise more, after voicing shock at how fat he was as portrayed by a new waxwork model.

“It’s only when you see yourself in 3D res (three dimensions) you realise just how fat you are. I have got to get out and start jogging more,” he said, standing next to his wax lookalike at Madame Tussauds in London.

“I have to lose some weight. But it is a brilliant job they have done. It is an amazing, eerie, lifelike, spooky version of myself,” he added.

Apparently, someone needs to get Mayor Johnson a mirror. Or possibly a doctor. Perhaps a family member or close friend?

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