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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Fake Fish Photos
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
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Push-Button Bugles
The military has a problem: not enough bugle players to play taps at all the military funerals. Therefore, they came up with the solution of bugles implanted with electronic chips that contain a recording of taps. No skill is required to play them, beyond being able to flip a switch. Now a group is protesting the use of the fake bugles, and is calling on bugle players throughout the nation to assist at military funerals: www.buglesacrossamerica.org
Categories: Death, Military
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jan 19, 2003
Comments (1)
This is not just a problem in US this is a huge problem in UK as well. I am needing a bugle player to perform the Last Post at my fathers funeral this Tuesday (9th June 09)and after contacting numerous army/airforce/navy/cadet/scout etc.... organisations it shocked me to find out they all use these fake toys to con everybody!
What has happened?
This basic instrument is becoming or HAS become extinct!
RIP the bugle!
Posted by Mike  in  UK  on  Fri Jun 05, 2009  at  08:10 PM
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