TIL British comedian Freddie Starr was accused of eating a hamster by the tabloid newspaper The Sun. Although a complete fabrication, the rumour boosted Freddie’s career and led to more tour dates. The rumour had been started by Freddie’s manager as a practical joke.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddie_Starr#%22Freddie_Starr_ate_my_hamster%22

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