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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Cursed by Allah
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Fake Fish Photos
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Outhouse Springs Water
outhouse springs Stuart Elliott, in today's edition of his NY Times email newsletter, writes about a hoax product that recently became a real product. It goes by the name Outhouse Springs water. This brand of bottled water was dreamed up by an advertising agency that wanted to gauge how effective outdoor billboard ads could be. So they put 40 billboards advertising the fictitious Outhouse Springs Water up around Charleston, South Carolina. The billboards sported slogans such as "It's #1, not #2!" People definitely noticed the ads and actually started asking for the stuff at retailers. Demand became so intense that the ad agency eventually made a deal with a bottled-water company to produce a limited run of Outhouse Springs Water. It's on sale now at Piggly Wiggly's in Charleston. This product reminds me of Olde Frothingslosh Pale Stale Ale.
Categories: Advertising, Food
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 13, 2003
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