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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
A black lion: real or fake?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Cursed by Allah
Ideltech
It looks like a real company. It even offers an online job application that you can fill in. But it's not a real company. It's actually part of an Alternative Reality Game called Aware, that you can find at RUAware.org. If I had just stumbled on this without knowing anything about it beforehand, I don't think I would have guessed it wasn't real. Though in hindsight, there are clues that give it away. For instance, most well-established companies don't sell t-shirts from cafeshops on their front page. (Thanks, Sonja).
Categories: Technology, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Mon May 10, 2004
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