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Mary Tofts (born c. 1701) was a maidservant from Godalming, England, who in 1726 became the subject of considerable controversy when she hoaxed doctors into believing that she had given birth to at least sixteen rabbits.
10/03/2007 05:52:00 PM
That's one way to deflect criticisms that Wikipedia devotes too much coverage to recent silly Internet memes and the like... go dig up all the transient silliness from earlier centuries and cover it too!
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