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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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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