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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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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