The Museum of Hoaxes
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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Where Is My Gnome, Part 2
A lot of people have been emailing me to let me know that the Where Is My Gnome site is part of a viral web campaign by Travelocity, but I've been too busy and never got around to updating that entry. But here's an article that explains the Gnome campaign.
Categories: Advertising, Exploration/Travel, Gnomes
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 08, 2004
Comments (2)
The garden gnome stunt was a running gag in the French film "Amelie" (2001).
Posted by Rebecca  in  Brooklyn, NY  on  Thu Nov 25, 2004  at  10:39 AM
interesting that this little blurb links to a miami herald story which i couldn't get up, but years ago i remember (and this could have been as long as 15 or 20 years ago) hearing on the news a story about a garden gnome that had been stolen from a florida couple's yard.. soon they began receiving photos the of the gnome from around the world.. they didn't know who had taken it.. eventually the gnome showed back up in their yard, if i remember correctly..
Posted by kit  on  Sun Apr 08, 2007  at  12:45 PM
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