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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
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Immigrants devise creative methods of hiding
Two cases of illegal immigrants finding unusual methods of sneaking into countries have recently been in the news:

Case #1: U.S. border police found 13 illegal immigrants inside a fake Budweiser beer van.

Case #2: British authorities found four illegal immigrants hiding inside a 32-foot-tall fake Christmas tree in the back of a truck. The tree was made of aluminum and nylon, and had been ordered for a town center display.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 26, 2008
Comments (1)
Talking about creative tree hides, I was reading "In the Flash Ranging Service:
Observations of an American Soldier During His Service With the A.E.F. in France" Edward Alva Trueblood (1919) and he was talking about an amoured observation tree he used.

I didn't really understand until I saw this article "WW1 Camouflage Tree debarked" http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/15/2336894.htm.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is how they would chop down a tree during the night and then replace it with one of these so that no-one would notice a "new" tree that just grew overnight.
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Thu Nov 27, 2008  at  02:40 PM
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