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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
A black lion: real or fake?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Use your left ear to detect lies
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Stu Magazine
Bob Pagani (aka the cranky media guy) gave me a heads up about a recent Canadian media hoax. It was the launch of Stu, a new 'lad' magazine in the style of Maxim. Stu was the magazine 'for the adequate man.' Articles included advice on how to score with hot-girl's less-than-hot friends, as well as how to find great free merchandise by dumpster diving. The new magazine managed to get quite a bit of press coverage, even though, as it turned out, there was no Stu magazine. Only a press kit.
Categories: Journalism
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003
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