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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Bricked-in Car Prank, 1964
October 1964: The work of pranksters. A car boxed in by brick walls on a foot bridge of the North Branch of the Chicago River in the 5000 block of North Spaulding. Source: Chicago Daily News.

Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 29, 2013
Comments (2)
Does it seem that the Volkswagen was involved in pranks out of proportion to its numbers?
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Thu Sep 05, 2013  at  01:46 PM
KDP: Well, in those days there really were quite a lot of Beetles about. And they were cheap and light - a strong man at each wheel could lift it, unlike, say, a Mercedes - so they're ideal for prank use.

As for this prank: it's hilarious, unless you're a pedestrian who needs to cross that bridge to get home late at night. A good prank doesn't bother anyone who isn't the direct target.
Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Sun Sep 29, 2013  at  07:01 AM
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