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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Fake Fish Photos
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Real Shark Surfing
A few months ago I posted a phony video showing a guy on a surfboard being towed by a shark. It now looks like that video was a case of satirical prophecy, because a guy in Australia is reporting that something similar happened to him in real life. From news.com.au:
A SURFER says a large shark towed him out to sea like a "powerful jet ski' after it became entangled in the leg rope of his surfboard.
John Morgan said the thrashing animal dragged him more than 50m after it became ensnared in the rope linking his ankle to the board during his daily lunchtime surf on the New South Wales mid-north coast's Clarks Beach yesterday.
"I had just come off a wave when I saw a large swirl of water,'' he told the Northern Star newspaper.
"I was then suddenly hauled backwards.
"It felt like I was riding behind a powerful jet ski."

Of course, the guy could be making the whole thing up, but I don't any have reason to doubt his story.
Categories: Sports
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 10, 2008
Comments (2)
Ehh...He COULD be exaggerating a little.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Sep 10, 2008  at  03:21 PM
PETA would like to have a talk with you Mr. I'm-going-to-lasso-a-poor-defenseless-shark-like-a-cowboy guy.
Posted by Peter  on  Wed Sep 10, 2008  at  04:24 PM
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