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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Bottled Fresh Air
DUPÉ sells bottled fresh air, as well as other products such as bottled moon light, positive thoughts, and "eco-friendly little rays of sunshine."






The site (and storefront) were part of a spoof campaign launched a few months ago by Yarra Valley Water, providers of tap water to the Melbourne area.

If you try to buy any of DUPÉ's fresh air, you get a message telling you: "Buying bottled air doesn't make sense. It's just like buying bottled water."

(Thanks to Patty on WU for the heads up about this).
Categories: Websites
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 15, 2013
Comments (2)
Someone's been watching Spaceballs.
Posted by Dana  on  Sun Dec 15, 2013  at  12:22 PM
When the company is literally named "dupe" you have to be fairly un-alert to think it's real.
Posted by Carl Fink  in  Long Island, NY  on  Sun Dec 22, 2013  at  09:42 PM



Smileys






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