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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Advertising Gone Awry
A strange case of a prank gone awry. Two men rushed onto the field during a rugby match wearing nothing but the logo of Vodafone, a mobile phone company. The logo was painted on their backs. Amazingly, Vodafone had actually approved the stunt. The presence of the streakers caused one of the players to miss a penalty kick. On the subject of odd forms of 'guerrilla marketing,' here's a website that claims it will connect you with corporations who are willing to pay you to wear a tattoo of their corporate logo. They're called tADoos. It's a hoax, of course. But it's not original. NPR presented this exact scenario as an April Fool's Day joke back in 1994.
Categories: Advertising
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 07, 2002
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