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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The worms inside your face
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Ern Malley
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Peter Carey is writing a novel about the Ern Malley hoax. It'll be titled My Life As A Fake. Ern Malley was the name of a poet who wowed Australia's Modernist literary establishment back in the 1940s. Trouble was, he was just a fictitious character invented as a prank by some anti-Modernists. Details here.
Categories: Literature/Language
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 10, 2003
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