Almanack: Postscript

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The Independent Online
FIFTY-SIX enterprising Filipinos took advantage of the Asian Games to attempt to sneak into Japan. Arriving at Fukuoka Airport, they claimed to be the Philippines' national volleyball squad. But a keen official spotted a flaw. 'Volleyball players are usually 5ft 10in or more,' he told reporters. 'These people were of average height or shorter.' Better luck next time, guys.