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June 12, 2012: A Dingo Really Did Eat Her Baby

Today in 2012, an Australian coroner found enough evidence to rule that a dingo (or pack of dingoes) was responsible for the death of an infant in 1980. Although multiple variations of "dingoes ate my baby" exist throughout pop culture (including Family Guy, The Simpsons, and most famously Seinfeld), the true story that inspired the ridiculous-sounding defense is certainly the most tragic. On August 17, 1980, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain and their three children were on a camping trip to Uluru in central Australia. The Chamberlains' daughter Azaria (two months) was killed by a wild dingo. This was widely believed to be a ridiculous lie…

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