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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Balloons in Space
I just read about this British plan to fly a hot-air balloon right up to the very edge of space. The balloon pilots will have to wear spacesuits to protect them from the low air pressure and cosmic rays at that elevation. Of course, they've already been beaten out by Hans Pfaall who rode a hot air balloon all the way to the moon back in 1835.
Categories: Exploration/Travel
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 25, 2003
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