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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Don’t Smash Out The Window!
Yet another example of the "manipulative phone call" prank. A man staying in a Best Western hotel in Jamestown, NY received a call telling him that the fire department and HAZMAT were in the hotel investigating a gas/carbon monoxide leak. The caller advised the man to smash out a window to avoid injury or death. The man then proceeded to do this. According to the article, "The Jamestown Police Department is advising the public and businesses to be aware of this type of scam, and to contact the Jamestown Police Department should they receive any such phone calls."
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 08, 2009
Comments (6)
Hahahahhaha... *snort* muahahahahaha! That's funny.
Posted by Willy  in  Ohio  on  Thu Apr 09, 2009  at  05:17 PM
"The telephone call was traced to the nearby Bob's Glass & Window Repair. . ."

Posted by Accipiter  on  Thu Apr 09, 2009  at  05:17 PM
Link is dead
Posted by ed  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  06:53 PM
The link works for me.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  10:24 PM
Link works for me...
Posted by Canadarm  on  Sat Apr 11, 2009  at  12:02 AM
If video of the guy attempting to smash the window out isn't on youTube the hoaxers were amateurs.
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Tue Apr 14, 2009  at  11:45 PM
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