Sunday, July 20, 2008

Corpselike Smell of Rakefish

Sunday Mirror [Glasgow, UK]
20 July 2008

Norwegian newspaper fooled by fishy tale of dead body in Paisley

By David Taylor

A NORWEGIAN hoaxer caused a stink in his homeland by claiming Scots police kicked in his door after mistaking the smell of his fish for rotting flesh.

Torodd Fuglesteg duped Norway newspaper VG into publishing his bizarre story on their front page and website last week. [...]

Fuglesteg claimed police and his neighbour mistook the smell of Norwegian delicacy rakefish for a corpse. [...]

Dagbladet [Norway]
17 July 2008

VG -- oppslag var bløff
Lurt trill rundt av rakfisk-mannen.