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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Cursed by Allah
Cow Tipping Debunked Once Again
Cow tipping has been thoroughly debunked before, but Modern Farmer's recent article on the subject is interesting nevertheless. It emphasizes that cows are not easy animals to tip over because they've got a lot of mass, they're very stable on their feet, and they're difficult to sneak up on.

To underscore how difficult it is to tip a cow, the author, Jake Swearingen, notes that farm vets often need to get a cow down on its side to perform a medical exam, and it's not easy to do. The process is called "cow casting." The vets use ropes and teams of highly-trained individuals, and often things still go badly wrong, as the video below shows.

Categories: Animals, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 23, 2013
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