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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Bank of America Declares Man Dead
If you're declared dead on twitter, it doesn't mean much anymore — especially if you're Justin Bieber. But if a major bank declares you dead, that can really screw up your finances if you happen to still be alive. This happened to Arthur Livingston (who lives, oddly enough, in a town called Prosperity).

Bank of America reported him dead. Livingston only found this out when he tried to get a new mortgage. But no one would loan him money because he was supposed to be dead. It cost Livingston thousands of dollars to sort out the mistake. Bank of America has apologized, but of course, it hasn't offered him any compensation for its screw-up. Link: ABC News.
Categories: Business/Finance, Death
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 14, 2012
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