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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Use your left ear to detect lies
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great Twitter Girl-In-A-Noodle Hoax
Over the weekend, on Saturday night, @chicagobars posted this tweet:


Word immediately began to spread around Twitter that someone was trapped inside the giant noodle sculpture across from Wrigley Field.

Half-an-hour later, @chicagobars posted an update.


It all seemed quite plausible. People could imagine how it might occur to a drunken reveler to crawl inside the noodle and then get stuck inside. So the news was retweeted and re-retweeted, magnified in the great Twitter echo chamber.

Until finally @chicagobars admitted the truth. There was no girl trapped inside the noddle. It had all just been a joke. The giveaway was that the name "Jessica Morales" was an allusion to Baby Jessica, who fell down a well in 1987.

And it turns out it wouldn't have been possible for anyone to get trapped inside the noodle anyway. Both ends of the noodle are sealed shut. (link: Red Eye Chicago)
Categories: Social Networking Sites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 18, 2012
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