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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Fake Fish Photos
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Dead Bodies Rising
Viewers of The Steve Wilkos Show on CBS affiliate KRTV in Great Falls had the program interrupted on Monday by an emergency alert that delivered this warning:

Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. Follow the messages on screen that will be updated as information becomes available. Do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are extremely dangerous.


Seems that someone had hacked into the station's emergency alert system. The police (who are looking into the matter) report that four people called them to check if the alert was true. [greatfallstribune]
Categories: Death, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 12, 2013
Comments (3)
Can't tell if this is genius...or stupid.
Posted by Dana  in  SC  on  Tue Feb 12, 2013  at  07:39 PM
Expanded to Michigan, New Mexico, and California - Traced to hackers overseas and poor passwords globally
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Sat Feb 16, 2013  at  12:18 PM
Not sure which is funnier, that it happened or that only 4 people were watching that show
Posted by RLC  in  Florida  on  Fri Sep 06, 2013  at  12:53 PM
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