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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Lamppost Windmills
I haven't seen anything on English-language sites about this, but according to dichtbij.nl (with a little help from Google translate), a site calling itself "Green Light District" appeared online several months ago.


It claimed that the municipality of Haarlemmermeer in North Holland was going to put small green windmills on top of 30,000 lampposts in order to generate power for the lights, thereby creating a "green light district". Any excess power would be routed to the electrical grid.

But it turns out that Haarlemmermeer didn't actually have any plans to put up these lamppost windmills. The site was a publicity stunt designed to promote the "Greenest Idea of 2013" campaign.
Categories: Places, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 10, 2013
Comments (1)
I hadn't seen anything of it over here in the Netherlands, either. It appears to be a strictly local campaign.
Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Tue Oct 15, 2013  at  10:22 AM
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