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Three of these four things really happened, just recently. Are you cynical enough to figure out the made-up story?
(a) Two men removed the ATM from a Milwaukee gas station, chained it to their bumper, and drove away, dragging it through the streets, as if no one might notice.
(b) A lawyer cost the European Commission the equivalent of $1.2 million when a document was not “delivered” on time because the lawyer had mistakenly faxed the blank sides of each page.
(c) University of Nebraska researchers, on a grant from Monsanto Corp., began a six-week study, living in an unsanitary, 40-pet home to test an odor-displacement spray.
(d) A local woman was ticketed (and later fined the equivalent of $200) at Rome’s Trevi Fountain as she was explaining its history to her out-of-town guests but did not have a tour guide’s license.
Answer: (b) is false
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