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A Tribute to William the Worm

Wes Metcalfe via Facebook
Wes Metcalfe via Facebook

Wes Metcalfe went to Tesco and bought a cucumber that had a dead worm in it. A representative from Tesco expressed sympathy, and then things escalated quickly.
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