We've seen some ridiculous examples of waste over the years, from the truly outrageous to the downright silly. Despite this we are constantly surprised by the crazy new schemes that are cooked up to spend taxpayers' money on.
As it's April Fool's Day we thought we'd share a few of our favourites with you in the form of a quiz. Can you spot which of these tales of wasteful spending are true and which are false? You might be surprised...
There are no prizes, it's just a little fun. Why not pass it on to your friends and see if they can spot which of these wacky tales is fact and which are fiction?
My comment: I only got 9 right can you do any better?
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