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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
A black lion: real or fake?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
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
AVOID JIFFY LUBE & SAVE THE WHITE CRESTED CALIFORNIA SAND PECKER !!!!!
Posted by Phantom Technician  in  Pinebrook, N.J.  on  Tue Nov 17, 2009  at  05:35 PM
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