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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
No Joke. It’s a Robbery!
Here's an interesting situation. A robber walks into a store, waves a gun around, and tells the cashier to give him all the money in the register. The cashier takes one look at the gun, thinks it's plastic, and assumes the guy is joking. So she tells him to get lost. Frustrated, the would-be robber runs out of the store. But authorities now believe the robbery attempt was real, which makes the woman quite lucky. But there's still the possibility that the gun actually was a fake. After all, if the guy really did have a loaded gun, why didn't he fire a warning shot to let the cashier know he was serious?
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 04, 2003
Comments (5)
Recently I was forced to read a short story in English class about a simmilar incident. It was called 'coffee, snacks, worms' and it was about a young canadian girl who is watching over her parent's general store when a guy comes in and tries to rob her, saying that he has a knife. She doubts it and they get to talking aftr she makes him a sandwich. When he is leaving he throws a knive into the trash, proving that he had one all along. It was a horrible story, but it's simmilar to this, isn't it?
Posted by Dracul  on  Sun Jan 15, 2006  at  03:16 PM
does anyone know the main characters name cuz im doing an essay on it and i need to know the girls name and the robbers name
Posted by nancy  on  Tue Oct 30, 2007  at  06:53 PM
main character is Kate but the robber's name was not mentioned.
Posted by answer  on  Wed Dec 12, 2007  at  04:50 PM
I think the story is totally boring and that the story has not interested in it. It doesnt even make sense half of it. Like wow she day dreams alot. But i assume the story is not that similar in ways.
Posted by brittney  in  calgary  on  Thu Nov 04, 2010  at  03:23 PM
I meant to say that the story has nothing interested. And i would never read this story but I have a essay on it so yeaa. smile
Posted by brittney  in  calgary  on  Thu Nov 04, 2010  at  03:25 PM
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