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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Indecently Exposed Toothbrush
Jan Harold Brunvand calls it the "Indecent Exposure" urban legend. It involves a vacationing couple whose hotel room is broken into and robbed of everything save a toothbrush and a camera. When they get home and develop the film in the camera, they discover pictures of their toothbrush up the robber's rear end (to put it not so delicately). It appears that this urban legend has now served as the unfortunate inspiration for a prank that a New Zealand golfer played on his rival. As this article describes it:

The Dominion Post understands bad blood between teenagers Kauika and Aucklander Kevin Chun boiled over when a bare-bottomed Kauika misused Chun's toothbrush as a prop in a photograph allegedly snapped by Iles.

As punishment, Kauika and Brad were banned from representing New Zealand overseas until the end of the year.
Categories: Pranks, Sports, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 04, 2004
Comments (1)
That is SO old. I heard that first when I was still a kid (freaked me out then). I'm talking 20-25 years ago here.

Okay, okay....TEENAGER!!
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  07:23 PM
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