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Cursed by Allah
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
A black lion: real or fake?
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
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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