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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
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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