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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Was That An Earthquake?
This should be filed under perfect timing: yesterday California State University, Monterey Bay had organized an earthquake drill complete with police, rescue workers, and actors to play victims. Five minutes into the drill a real earthquake hit. Reportedly "it didn't appear that anybody who took part in the drill was noticeably frightened by the real quake." Probably because they figured it was all part of the simulation.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 29, 2004
Comments (6)
They should immediately stop all kinds of training in future. How knows what may happen...
Posted by Lox  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  06:16 PM
OOps I meant "who"
Posted by Lox  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  06:17 PM
Yeah, I hope they don't try a nuclear war drill.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Sep 29, 2004  at  10:16 PM
Yet another time God decided to play a prank. Even the all-powerful have to have fun sometimes.
Posted by PlantPerson  on  Thu Sep 30, 2004  at  12:23 PM
Big Gary C, don't you mean nucular? If our esteemed Mr. President pronounces it that way, it must be right....
Posted by Mark R  on  Fri Oct 01, 2004  at  07:37 PM
Yeah, Mark R, that's all part of the phony Texas accent Shrub uses to cover up his Eastern prep-school origins.
I have a REAL Texas accent, and I pronounce it "new-clear."
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Oct 04, 2004  at  03:01 PM
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