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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The worms inside your face
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Guerrilla Marketing
The Wall Street Journal reports on the new trend in 'guerrilla marketing.' Hired actors and actresses (though not famous ones) will be paid to use products in trendy places where the use of the product will be seen by a lot of people. So now if you notice someone talking on a new cell phone next to you, you'll have to wonder if the person is for real or just an actor.
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
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