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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Use your left ear to detect lies
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Hippo Eats Dwarf
image I came across this peculiar news story about a hippo eating a dwarf. It's been floating around the internet for a while, though I'm not sure exactly how long. Google 'hippo eats dwarf' and you'll pull up a bunch of pages. There's even a band named Hippo Eats Dwarf. The article has been circulating as an image file of a scanned article (click the thumbnail), but here's the text of it:

A hippopotamus has swallowed a dwarf in a circus accident in northern Thailand. "A dwarf, nicknamed Od, died when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus, which was waiting to appear in the next act," the Pattaya Mail reported. "Vets on the scene said Hilda the Hippo had a gag reflex which automatically caused her to swallow." The vets said it was the first time the hefty vegetarian had ever eaten a circus performer. "Unfortunately, the 1000 plus spectators continued to applaud wildly until common sense dictated there had been a tragic mistake. Police said the trampoline has been sent for forensic analysis."

The one true detail in the story is that the Pattaya Mail did indeed report this. However, everything else seems far too outlandish to possibly be true. Though, who knows. Weird things can happen.
Categories: Animals, Death
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 24, 2005
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Told you its true Ricky!!
Posted by Karl Pilkington  in  London, UK  on  Sun May 13, 2012  at  06:45 AM
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