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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
David Manning Update
In 2001 Sony Pictures got caught promoting its movies by using glowing quotations from a non-existent movie critic named David Manning to hype them. When the non-existence of Manning was pointed out, Sony pulled the ads, but to this day it has maintained its right to have printed the quotations, claiming they were protected as free speech. Yesterday Los Angeles Justice Reuben Ortega disallowed that defense. His remarks were notable: [if the case against Sony succeeds] "no longer will people be seen lurching like mindless zombies toward the movie theatre, compelled by a puff piece. What a noble and overwhelming undertaking."
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment
Posted by The Curator on Thu Mar 04, 2004
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