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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Fake Tourists Catch Cheats
From The Guardian, Prague police have declared war on cheating taxi-cab drivers by unleashing an army of fake tourists to flush out the cheats.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 17, 2002
Comments (1)
Heh heh. I didn't know that. And I'm in Prague. I wonder if the fake tourists are getting paid - I obviously have some spare time to comment! I'd just dress in my American second-cousin's sports jersey and blue jeans, and get paid to go around saying "Oh, hello taxi driver I want to go to Orloj*"


*and I'd pronounce it [ORR-Lojh] rather than [orr-loyy]!
Posted by leekspin  in  Czech Republic  on  Thu Dec 18, 2008  at  07:09 PM
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