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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Unfortunate student pranks
It's student-prank time, and every year we see some good pranks, as well as a few that don't turn out so well. Here are three of the latter kind.

Urinating in the ketchup
"A sophomoric prank put a 15-year-old Valhalla boy in a legal pickle after he was arrested for allegedly urinating into a ketchup dispenser in the Valhalla Middle/High School cafeteria... It was not known whether any of the 200 students in the cafeteria during the second lunch period ingested the tainted ketchup. All condiment dispensers were replaced with sealed individual packets the next day."

Dead cats hung from trees
"San Luis Obispo High School is home of the tigers, but on Tuesday morning it looked more like a cat cemetery. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the science shed was broken into and the bodies of 17 cats used in anatomy class for dissection had been randomly hung on various trees around the high school campus."

Massive foodfight
"Three high school students were arrested after a food fight by 200 students left a police officer with a broken foot, officials said. West Aurora High School students threw french fries, milk, sandwiches and pizza slices at each other Thursday during what administrators called a senior prank that went wild. 'It was just insane," said senior Zach Little. "Things like milk cartons, full pop bottles and blue slushies were flying around. Kids literally bought the food to throw it .'" A police officer who tried to stop it ended up with a broken foot, and another school official suffered minor injuries. (It's unfortunate that people got injured, but it actually sounds like it was kind of fun.)
Categories: Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 05, 2007
Comments (3)
Moon the Nuns. Worked for me.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Jun 05, 2007  at  10:14 AM
God forbid Ketchup-Boy teams up with the Ranch Dressing-Boy from recently....just imagine the horrors those creeps would cause.....ugh
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Tue Jun 05, 2007  at  11:07 PM
I personally find dead cats hanging from trees more hilarious than soap on handrails, as mentioned in the article:

"[E]ach year class pranks include putting soap on handrails...but this year the prank doesn't have many people laughing."

Who laughs at that? Nobody. There is nothing more annoying than walking around school with a soapy hand.

Maybe I'm just a little more morbid than most people, but seriously. Come on.
Posted by Ian  on  Fri Jun 08, 2007  at  12:35 PM
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