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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Fish Photos
The worms inside your face
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
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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