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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
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
Comments (1)
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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