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The worms inside your face
Use your left ear to detect lies
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Sneezing Bus Stop
In order to educate the bus-riding public about the physics of sneezing, Science World created a Sneezing Bus Stop. Watch the video to understand:

They also created posters that can be wrapped around trees to demonstrate how much beavers can eat.

Categories: Pranks, Science
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 28, 2008
Comments (6)
Alex, what's wrong with you these days? First you're after puppies and whooping cranes, now beavers... What's next, kittens?
Posted by outeast  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  07:10 AM
I love those tree posters! Can I get those on ebay?
Posted by Nona  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  07:26 AM
How do they match up those tree posters with the background so well?

As for the sneeze station, you're probably getting a ton of germs just by pressing that button that many other people have pressed.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  09:33 AM
Sakano...they could just take pictures of the tree beforehand & blow them up with the simulated damage.

But ya know...since beavers eat that much tree every year...I better not get bugged anymore about going "paperless". If nature is destroying itself...SO CAN I!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  11:05 AM
Those tree posters work from only a single point of view and what's more the backgrounds have to match. So it's very unlikely that those two conditions would be met in practice - in other words: "It's a leg-pull!"

I think that Alex has been hoaxed by this one!
Posted by Wonkey Monkey  on  Mon Jan 28, 2008  at  03:52 PM
the poster would need to also be 360 degree panaramic, don't ya think?
Posted by darren  on  Mon Nov 17, 2008  at  04:42 PM
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