On Sunday, Zimbabwean newspaper The Standard carried reports that Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion, had undergone a sex change.
The website for the newspaper reported that Tyson had said his first menstrual cycle “would be a dream come true” and that he was changing his name to Michelle.
Unfortunately, the story isn't true. The Standard appears to have picked up the story from News Biscuit, a UK-based satirical site that published a story on Tyson's (not real) sex change in November. NewsBiscuit writer John O'Farrell told the BBC that the site has been getting so much traffic from Africa over the past few days that it keeps crashing.
Here's a screen-grab of the Standard's article that started it all:
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