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Bionic Horse -- April Fool's Day, 1977
Radio Merseyside in Britain reported about a ‘bionic’ horse. The broken leg of this horse had been replaced with a plastic leg that gave the horse more spring in its step. As a result, the horse was said to be favored to win the Grand National.

April Fool Categories: Animals, Sports, Radio, United Kingdom, 1977.
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