Annual testicle-eating festival ruined by fraudsters paying with fake money

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A popular testicle festival has been marred by unscrupulous counterfeiters.

The Calumet County Testicle Festival, in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, offers live music and an “all you can eat” testicle-based menu.

But one of the food stalls, Rocky & Tara’s Nut Haus, revealed that its staff had been duped by counterfeiters who had passed a number of fake $100 (about £70) bills at their restaurant.

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page warns: "We would like to make this notice to all upcoming festivals and big events to be on guard, as these bills can be bought by anyone on a website.

"The bills appear to be marked with some Chinese writing.

"We’ve reported before on these fake bills. Some are marked as motion picture bills."

They explain that during the festival, restaurant staff are particularly busy and don’t have time for normal checks such as using money marker pens.

Tara Erickson, one of the owners of the specialist testicle restaurant, explained to local news site Wbay: "People are stating, well, I could have seen that from a mile away.

"No, bills, like I stated, are defaced all of the time. So I would just like to mention, that the bill felt completely normal."

Sergeant Nat Borman, from the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, says that there are various indications that the currency isn’t genuine.

He explained: "There are Chinese characters on it, other indications it’s not meant to be real money, although they do a really good job making it look real."

Several commenters responded saying that counterfeit currency can be very hard to spot – especially when you’re in a hurry. One person said they had even withdrawn money that turned out to be counterfeit from a cashpoint machine in the past.

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