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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Cursed by Allah
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Terrorism Drill
This should win some kind of award for stupidity. Government officials in Carter County, Tenn. were settling down to their meeting about property taxes when armed intruders burst into the room, fired shots into the air, and proceeded to take hostages. "There will be no new taxes, everyone here is going to vote no," one intruder shouted. People panicked and rushed for cover. But no need. Turns out it was just a "drill" orchestrated by the local Emergency Management Director. Problem is, while the Director had told a few people there was going to be some kind of exercise, he hadn't warned anyone about the nature of it. Maybe it's just me, but I can't imagine that the Carter County tax board would be a high-priority target for terrorists in the first place. But in the unlikely event that it is, this drill has now guaranteed that no one will ever be sure if future situations are real or just pretend.
Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 05, 2004
Comments (2)
Imagine the results if they had been in Texas...or my home-state of Idaho...we're all packin'!
Posted by Gee...  on  Tue Aug 10, 2004  at  05:29 PM
Geez. This is from my hometown.. Gah. See what kind of geographical oddity I live in. I can't believe this is on this site. I am a high school student, just wait till you see a story about our superintendent...
Posted by Justin Williams  in  Elizabethton, Tennessee  on  Fri Aug 13, 2004  at  02:23 PM
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