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A 17 year old boy in the northern province of Drenthe, in Holland, wanted to surprise his fellow-workers in the supermarket. They knew he was about to leave for Spain to continue his educational career. He had a bright idea: he contacted a local newspaper and said that he was admitted, as first foreigner ever, to the Escuela Taurina in Madrid, the official school for bull fighters. The local newspaper printed his story. And then a familiar machinery started: the big (right wing) paper, de Telegraaf, printed his story as well. Then he made an appearance in a very popular daily TV show "De wereld draait door". One day later in another TV show he admitted that he'd made up the whole story. He said:"You guys don't check anything !"