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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Cesky Sen Hypermarket
How do people react when their expectations built up by advertising collide with reality? That was the question two Czech film students set out to answer. They flooded Czech media with advertisements for a new 'hypermarket'—Cesky sen— offering goods at rock-bottom prices. New TV sets for $19, for instance. Eager shoppers flooded to the hypermarket's address, shopping bags in hand, only to find a large empty scaffold bearing a banner fluttering aimlessly in the wind. (Story via Paul Farrington)
Categories: Advertising
Posted by The Curator on Tue Aug 12, 2003
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