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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Brief Safes, Faux Skid Marks
I'm filing this one in the Gross category. Shomer-Tec offers the 'brief safe.' It's a money pouch disguised as a pair of soiled underwear, complete with fake skid marks. Their ad copy states, "Leave the 'Brief Safe' in plain view in your laundry basket or washing machine at home, or in your suitcase in a hotel room - even the most hardened burgler or most curious snoop will 'skid' to a screeching halt as soon as they see them. (Wouldn't you?)" I guess the idea does make sense, but what if guests happen upon this thing? Great way to make a first impression. The ad copy also makes a point to note that the briefs come in one color: white (and brown). (via NewYorkish)
Categories: Gross
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 04, 2004
Comments (2)
There are many things that just aren't right. This is one of them.
Posted by Umaro  on  Tue May 04, 2004  at  10:35 PM
Curiously - The idea is brilliant, hiding your valuables in plain site but he application is terrible - not only should yo think what would happen if a guest came across it but what if an unexoected visitor came upon you digging through it - - that would be unspeakably disgusting
Posted by J  on  Thu May 06, 2004  at  02:40 PM
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