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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Remember the 13th
According to the website rememberthe13th.com, NASA is going to announce something BIG on the 13th of November:

NASA has made a historic discovery that will shake the entire planet. This announcement will be released to the media on November 13th, 2013. It will be a day to remember and One for the history books. Spread the word to your family & friends and sign up to stay updated.

However, a recent update to the site now says that the date of the big reveal has been moved forward to October 6th "Due to change in plans."


A post on abovetopsecret.com gives some of the (alleged) backstory about this site:

So this is the story... This site was sent to Alex Jones anonymously by an alleged Nasa Employee yesterday Oct 1st (Day One of Gov Shutdown) who was frustrated by the gov shutdown. The website is supposebly unreleased and isn't supposed to be released to the public yet due to the gov shutdown. The site is counting down to Novermber 13th and a HUGE earth shaking announcement is expected to occur on that date by NASA.

I don't think many people are buying the idea that NASA really is going to make a major announcement, either on Nov 13th or Oct 6. There are a number of good reasons for this skepticism:
  • rememberthe13th.com is registered in Panama and doesn't appear to have any legitimate connection to NASA.
  • The site was made by pasting NASA's logo onto widely available clip art.
  • Whoever made the site, isn't great with grammar.
So what's the real purpose of rememberthe13th.com? The main theories are that it exists to harvest email addresses for spammers, or that it's a viral marketing scheme. We should find out which it is on Sunday.
Categories: Websites
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 04, 2013
Comments (4)
where do people hoax again they need to be shot or get lock up for life
Posted by Alex  in  england  on  Fri Oct 04, 2013  at  07:05 PM
The NASA logo disappeared (replaced with a red moon) and the ticket countdown became a link to a YouTube video: (not going to link it)

Beeki Vendi - Purple Ninja (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Sun Oct 06, 2013  at  11:01 PM
"The main theories are that it exists to harvest email addresses for spammers, or that it's a viral marketing scheme."

You say that like you think there's a difference between "viral marketing" and spamming.
Posted by parkrrrr  in  Indiana  on  Mon Oct 07, 2013  at  07:39 AM
They had intended to announce that they had discovered signs of intelligent life in Washington, but upon further inspection they were mistaken.
Posted by wdl  in  honolulu hi  on  Mon Oct 07, 2013  at  07:07 PM
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