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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Ern Malley Copyright
A legal battle erupts over who owns the copyright to the poems of Ern Malley. If you don't know who he is, Malley is Australia's most famous hoax poet. My favorite line of his continues to be, "I am still the black swan of trespass on alien waters." Brooding, eerie, and completely nonsensical. (I don't have anything about him on the website, but I've got a blurb about him in my book).
Categories: Literature/Language
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jul 27, 2003
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