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Outgoing students from Sutton Grammar School went to new lengths to pull off a rude, but imaginative joke which was unspotted for years. It was recently discovered by Google Earth.


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Outgoing students from Sutton Grammar School went to new lengths to pull off a rude, but imaginative joke which was unspotted for years. It was recently discovered by Google Earth.

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Year End School Pranks

Outgoing students from Sutton Grammar School went to new lengths to pull off a rude, but imaginative joke which was unspotted for years. It was recently discovered by Google Earth.

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