Stop press! It’s the scoop of the year!

A Nearly white sparrow has been shot at Pattingham, near Wolverhampton. The bird was slightly streaked with brown, but the white preponderated.

London Journal, 29 December 1883

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Editor’s Note: Good grief! How have I hitherto missed the fact that an event of this magnitude has occurred? I have never seen cutting-edge reportage of this calibre in all my born days.  Spread the astounding news, one and all – the WHITE PREPONDERATED. I am struck down with awe. 

London Journal, how can you live with yourself, having been so concise ‘pon a matter of such import? The country waits with bated breath for every detail of this emperor among avians. WHATEVER NEXT?

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2 responses to “Stop press! It’s the scoop of the year!

  1. Amateur Casual

    In other news, a man’s hat blew off – nobody was injured.

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