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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Don’t Smash Out The Window!
Yet another example of the "manipulative phone call" prank. A man staying in a Best Western hotel in Jamestown, NY received a call telling him that the fire department and HAZMAT were in the hotel investigating a gas/carbon monoxide leak. The caller advised the man to smash out a window to avoid injury or death. The man then proceeded to do this. According to the article, "The Jamestown Police Department is advising the public and businesses to be aware of this type of scam, and to contact the Jamestown Police Department should they receive any such phone calls."
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 08, 2009
Comments (6)
Hahahahhaha... *snort* muahahahahaha! That's funny.
Posted by Willy  in  Ohio  on  Thu Apr 09, 2009  at  05:17 PM
"The telephone call was traced to the nearby Bob's Glass & Window Repair. . ."

wink
Posted by Accipiter  on  Thu Apr 09, 2009  at  05:17 PM
Link is dead
Posted by ed  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  06:53 PM
The link works for me.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Apr 10, 2009  at  10:24 PM
Link works for me...
Posted by Canadarm  on  Sat Apr 11, 2009  at  12:02 AM
If video of the guy attempting to smash the window out isn't on youTube the hoaxers were amateurs.
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Tue Apr 14, 2009  at  11:45 PM
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