1,700 guests, including Canadian Prime Minister Stepher Harper, gathered in Toronto for a military tribute. In the middle of the evening, smart phones started buzzing in a frenzy, announcing: “Lady Thatcher has passed away.”
Dimitri Sousas, Harper’s aide, was tasked with the preparation of an official statement. He immediately contacted Buckingham Palace and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who had no idea what Sousas was talking about. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was alive and well, the Britons insisted.
It turns out the Lady Thatcher that had passed away was Transport Minister John Baird’s cat.