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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Cursed by Allah
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Hunting for Bambi
Is 'Hunting for Bambi' a hoax? In case you somehow missed it (hiding under a rock, or something), Hunting for Bambi is supposedly a company that for $10,000 will let guys hunt naked women with a paintball gun in the desert outside of Las Vegas. The company got some local TV coverage, and then the larger news outlets picked up on the story, initiating a media frenzy. But based on the emails I've been getting, a lot of people are suspicious about the company's claims. After all, exactly how does one sign up to go on one of these Bambi-hunting expeditions? That doesn't seem to be clear since the company isn't responding to most inquiries. What I would guess is that there are no Bambi-hunting trips. That would involve just too many legal problems. But the company is offering a video for sale, and members of the public can definitely buy that. I suspect that the company is just pretending to offer the 'hunts' as a way to generate a lot of publicity and sell the video (and the other merchandise they're offering). The whole scheme is reminiscent of something like Ron's Angels, which got a lot of publicity back in 1999 because it claimed to be selling the eggs of supermodels to infertile couples. That all turned out to be a hoax to promote a pornographic web site. I could be wrong about Hunting for Bambi, but I'll wait for them to provide more evidence of the truth of their claims before I change my mind.
Categories: Advertising, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 17, 2003
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