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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Harry Potter Hoax
Harry Potter and the Pillar of Storgé. Could this be the title of the next book in the Harry Potter series? It sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but over at Mugglenet, a site for Harry Potter fans, someone calling themselves HPstorge claims to have found a way into a secret area of J.K. Rowling's site where this new title was supposedly revealed. The new title is apparently going to be officially announced on July 1 (we'll just have to wait and see what happens). HPstorge placed screen shots of his/her discovery on a geocities site , but the site promptly exceeded its bandwidth limit, so the shots are no longer viewable. The claim is being treated with skepticism over at Mugglenet, but anything to do with Harry Potter is such a big deal that the BBC is even reporting about this possible find. (via Ozymandias in the Hoax Forum)

Update (June 28, 2004): A spokesman for JK Rowling has confirmed that this book title is definitely a hoax.
Categories: Literature/Language
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 27, 2004
Comments (7)
This is probably a fake, for many reasons shown at http://www.mugglenet.com Scrol.l down a bit to see them.
Posted by Ozymandias  on  Sun Jun 27, 2004  at  07:56 PM
The Geocities site is back up again. Screen shot is a "door leading to a room"
Posted by JimmyinNZ  in  Wellington NZ  on  Tue Jun 29, 2004  at  06:17 AM
yeah the new title is harry potter and the half blood prince or something like that.
Posted by Hollow Man  on  Tue Jun 29, 2004  at  12:41 PM
There is a secret area on JK's website which tells you the title of the new book, but it's not "The Pillar Of Storg╠ę", it's "Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince", like Hollow Man said. This has been confirmed by her agent. Not sure how you get to the secret area though..
Posted by Owen Tuz  in  Behind you....  on  Sat Jul 03, 2004  at  10:09 AM
ur gay
Posted by James Whitehead  in  Stoneland (no not rocks, stoning)  on  Wed Apr 06, 2005  at  11:06 AM
Yeah, it's a huge hoax. I am a slight fan, but I can tell, it's lie.
Posted by Pierre B.  in  Canada  on  Tue Apr 18, 2006  at  05:25 AM
Definitely a hoax!
Posted by Personal Number Plate  on  Mon Dec 01, 2008  at  11:10 AM
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