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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Use your left ear to detect lies
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Phallus in Football Field
In the summer of 2004 pranksters used herbicide to trace the outline of a giant phallus in the football field located inside Harman-Geist Stadium in Northeastern Pennsylvania. When the grass died, the phallus became visible.

Maintenance crews did their best to hide the phallus by painting it green, but eventually the paint wore away. And now the prank has succeeded in reaching an even wider audience, thanks to satellite technology.

Overhead satellite imagery of the stadium -- and giant phallus -- has shown up on google maps. You can see it for yourself by searching for the address "300 N. Cedar St., Hazleton, Pa." and then zooming in to see the stadium.

An interesting thing I noticed. One of the streets leading to the stadium is called Shaft Rd., which seems very appropriate.

The organization that does the satellite imagery says that it plans to resurvey that region in early 2009. Until then, the football-field phallus will remain on google maps.

Categories: Places, Pranks, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 06, 2007
Comments (2)
i love google maps
check out googlesightseeing.com. you can see interesting shaddows, naked ladies sunbathing, and visit the great pyramid, and the eiffel tower in secconds.
Posted by kristina  in  san francisco  on  Fri Dec 07, 2007  at  04:03 AM
It would have been REALLY funny if they have also sprayed the grass to read, "Don't tread on me!".
Posted by Christopher  in  Warm, wonderful Florida!!!  on  Fri Dec 07, 2007  at  12:31 PM
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