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Quick Links: Peace Bomb and Fake Snakes
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Colin Barnett thought a good way to promote his art might be to place one of his vases outside the National Gallery of Victoria with the phrase "Peace Bomb" written on it. The police disagreed, and now Barnett is spending three months behind bars. I guess his publicity stunt backfired.

Fake Snakes
"Austrian officials fed up with motorists stopping to urinate by the roadside have put up fake snake warnings to scare them into using toilets... Of course there are no snakes but they don’t know that." So what happens when the Austrian authorities really want to warn people about snakes? No one will believe them.

Taiwan Hostage Hoax
Two Taiwanese MPs reported that students had been taken hostage at National Taiwan University. The police arrive, only to discover it was all a hoax. the MPs just wanted to test the police response time.
Categories: AnimalsHate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 20, 2007
3 months for a fake bomb? And how many bombs look vases and have 'peace' written on them? How utterly ridiculous.

Those Taiwanese MPs should be arrested for wasting pokice time.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu Apr 26, 2007  at  07:50 AM
Actually, warning people about the presence of dangerous snakes in Australia is like posting a warning on a lampost in Castro Street, San Francisco, that visitors might meet a gay person; It's pretty much a given.
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Tue Jun 05, 2007  at  12:44 AM
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