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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Welsh road signs
The BBC reports that Welsh-language road signs mysteriously appeared on the Longthorpe Parkway in Cambridgeshire. They suspect it was the work of a practical joker. Presumably a Welsh practical joker.
Categories: Literature/Language, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 29, 2009
Comments (2)
Safety is NOT a prank!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Fri May 29, 2009  at  12:25 PM
This seems like really bad reporting by the BBC. How much effort would it have taken to call the construction company. It seems to me not to be a "prank" at all. The signs seem very much in keeping with temporary signs contractors use on jobs.

It may appear to be a "prank" as they were in place so far from Wales but if the contractor worked in Welsh and English speaking areas then it would be obvious why those signs were used.
Posted by floormaster squeeze  on  Fri May 29, 2009  at  02:22 PM
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