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Five-year-old pupil: "It's my birthday today."

Teacher: "Happy birthday. Did you know you have the same birthday as Muhammad Ali but he's 66 years older than you?"

Blank look from pupil.

Teacher: "Do you know who Muhammad Ali is?"

Pupil: "Is he in Year 4?"

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