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The Red-Foliaged Cabbage Patch Doll -- April Fool's Day, 1991
The Daily Star reported that a farmer named "Ivor Binhad" was making the equivalent of $2579 an hour in grants from the European Common Market under its crop diversification scheme. The crop he was growing went by the scientific name of brassica caulis pannus haedus, aka the "red-foliaged cabbage patch doll".

April Fool Categories: Botany, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 1991.
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