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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Jiffy Prank
Apparently there's a tradition of past employees of Jiffy Lube breaking into the store and stealing the bleeder valve on the compressor, thus rendering the machine useless. It's called the "Jiffy prank." At least, that's the excuse Paul Marvella is giving to explain why he took the valve. He later returned it, but nevertheless the store is charging him with felony commercial burglary. [Hernando Today]
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 24, 2009
Comments (3)
Um, I think a burglary's still a burglary, Paul, even if it is traditional.

Some traditions are, as Hamlet said, "More honored in the breach than in the observance."
Posted by Big Gary  in  Brazoria, Texas  on  Wed Jun 24, 2009  at  05:17 PM
How is this even remotely a prank and not vandalism?
Posted by Joe  on  Thu Jun 25, 2009  at  11:36 PM
Posted by Phantom Technician  in  Pinebrook, N.J.  on  Tue Nov 17, 2009  at  05:35 PM
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