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Freezing weather wipes out German flea circus

Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BERLIN – A troupe of performing fleas has fallen victim to the freezing temperatures currently gripping Germany.

Flea circus director Robert Birk said he was shocked to find all of his 300 fleas dead inside their transport box Wednesday.

The circus scrambled to find and train a new batch so it could fulfill its engagements at fair in Mechernich-Kommern.

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