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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Taxidermied Zoo
This is a bit like something out of a Philip K. Dick novel -- The Dream Park El Janoob Zoo in the Gaza Strip can no longer afford to display live animals. And it's difficult to import animals into Gaza. So the zoo owner has decided to display taxidermied animals. An advantage of this is that zoo visitors can pet the animals, without having their limbs torn off, as might happen with live animals. Link: Al Arabiya



Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 23, 2012
Comments (3)
Actually, Dream Park was Niven/Pournelle. smile
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Tue Apr 24, 2012  at  09:31 AM
You can blame the Israeli government for this one; they have gone out of their way to make life in Gaza impossible. So that's why you get a fake zoo full of fake animals.
Posted by mr. mike  in  So-Cal.  on  Thu Apr 26, 2012  at  01:58 PM
"You can blame the Israeli government for this one; they have gone out of their way to make life in Gaza impossible. So that's why you get a fake zoo full of fake animals."

That must be why Gaza looks so impoverished here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1145941
Posted by editorJP  in  NYC  on  Tue Jun 19, 2012  at  07:01 PM
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