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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Sex Pistols Forgery
Punk rock is supposed to celebrate anti-commercialism and anarchy. Which makes a case of forgery in the market for punk-rock memorabilia somewhat ironic.

A flyer for a 1978 Sex Pistols show at Randy's Rodeo in Texas, which was being auctioned by Christie's, has been found to be fake. Sex Pistols fans noticed that the letters forming "land" in "England" were written with Microsoft Comic Sans font, which only became available in 1995 with the release of Windows 95. The fans notified Christie's who pulled the item from the auction. Emvergeoning.com



Thanks, Joe!
Categories: Music
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 22, 2009
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