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Performing fleas freeze to death before show

The Local · 31 Mar 2013, 14:59

Published: 31 Mar 2013 14:59 GMT+02:00

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The fleas were being transported inside a Styrofoam-protected box when the deaths occurred, said Robert Bork, director of Bavaria’s flea circus.

The blood-sucking insects, known for their remarkable strength, were due to perform somersaults, play football and pull mini carriages.

The show has been kept on the road, however, by parasite expert Professor Heinz Mehlhorn, who has donated 50 of his own fleas to stand in for the deceased performers.

Bork has acknowledged the show will be “a little more low-key” but has confirmed the new fleas are fit for the performance.

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Your comments about this article

15:25 March 31, 2013 by AirForceGuy
Oh, the humanity!!! Wait, these are just bugs....
23:38 March 31, 2013 by Landmine
Yet another animal farm story by the Local.

Who cares, this is not news!!!
23:56 March 31, 2013 by IchBinKönig
Its not news, fools. Its April Fools.
09:29 April 1, 2013 by rob2011
April April!
18:55 April 1, 2013 by Landmine
April Fools is on April 1st -today. The story was published yesterday, says so in the article by the date Fool!
05:13 April 2, 2013 by RainerL
Keep em on Ice is not a bad idea after all ;-)
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