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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Cursed by Allah
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Lost Dog
Most people, when they lose their dog, put up flyers around the neighborhood. When Dov Charney, founder of American Apparel, lost his dog recently, he placed two billboards at Sunset and Alvardo in LA to let people know. The billboards showed his dog, HedKayce, dressed in American Apparel fashions.

This made everyone suspicious that the billboard was some kind of publicity stunt. In fact, there were rumors that his dog may have been missing since April.

But as of yesterday, the billboard has been altered to say "Found Dog." So that's the end of the story, I guess. But it still doesn't mean it wasn't a publicity stunt.
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 14, 2008
Comments (4)
I used to know Dov Charney, and that dog has been running away for years. In fact, he actually found that dog when it was a stray. Anyway, the point is that I doubt it was a hoax. It was probably legit. Even if done in a way took advantage of the marketing angle.
Posted by CT Moore  in  Montreal  on  Thu Aug 14, 2008  at  11:25 AM
His dog's name is "Head Case"?
Somehow that fits.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Punkin Center, Texas  on  Thu Aug 14, 2008  at  03:35 PM
actually I can understand this.Being the animal lover I am If I lost my Italian Greyhound I might do this too.
Posted by Isaiah  in  Northern New York  on  Tue Aug 19, 2008  at  03:35 AM
Your right Isaiah, I might do that also.
Posted by Fairings  in  Canada  on  Wed Sep 03, 2008  at  01:14 AM
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