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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Hell on Earth’s Suicide Stunt
Hell on Earth promises that its concert in St. Petersburg this weekend will include an onstage suicide. A terminally ill patient will be the one departing this world. I guess if you wanted to go, doing it at a rock concert wouldn't be a bad way to do it, but in my opinion this is a pure publicity stunt hoax. In the same vein as Hunting for Bambi, Or Freck's New Feet (in which Freck claimed he was going to cut off his legs for a live audience... that never happened, of course). What will happen in this case is that the police will show up, and the concert will never take place. But Hell on Earth will have achieved lots of publicity. I'd never heard of them before, after all, but now I have. They can also claim to have legitimately raised awareness about the subject of euthanasia. The beauty of this stunt is that it definitely could happen. But I would wager money that it won't. These stunts never deliver on their promises. They're all about the publicity.
Categories: Death, Entertainment
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 01, 2003
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