The Museum of Hoaxes
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Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Cows In The Library
Apparently Bethel College in Kansas has a history of pranks. Enough so that there's now a website dedicated to collecting all the pranks perpetrated there. The site has a great name: CowsInTheLibrary.com. The name refers to an actual prank at Bethel, but also (perhaps unintentionally) gives a nod to Neil Steinberg's classic book about college pranks, If At All Possible, Involve A Cow.

Bethel's most famous prank is Herman Bubbert, a fictional student "who began appearing on class rolls and in the pages of local newspapers sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s." Bubbert is now the curator of Cows In The Library. (via mennoweekly.org)
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 25, 2011
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George P. Burdell was a famous fictional student before Herman Bubbert was fictionally born.
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Wed Oct 26, 2011  at  08:12 AM
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