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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Preparing for Emergencies
The British government recently put up a website, preparingforemergencies.gov.uk, filled with advice (most of it fairly obvious) on what to do in case of an emergency. In response York University student Thomas Scott put up this website, preparingforemergencies.co.uk, that looks almost identical but instead offers advice on what to do in situations such as being attacked by a zombie (destroy their brain), or alien invasion (negotiate using sign language). Anyone can see that Scott's site is a spoof... anyone, that is, except the British government, which promptly ordered him to take it down. Scott called their bluff and refused, and it looks like Scott is going to win. The government recently announced that it is "unlikely to take any further action." They must have realized they were making themselves look sillier than Scott's spoof possibly could. (Thanks to Andrew Nixon and Paul in Prague for the links)
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 30, 2004
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