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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974

Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Samsung invents the on/off switch
New York Times Story
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 29, 2004
This is going to be an egocentric post, because it's about me. I got my picture in the New York Times today. So does that mean I'm famous? Can I walk into an expensive restaurant now and get a table right away? I'm not betting on it. I'm featured in an article by Daniel Terdiman about hoax weblogs. Not that I've ever created a hoax weblog, but I do write about them. My friend Odin Soli, who created the Plain Layne hoax, also got his picture in there (Odin and I studied American History together in Grad School at UC San Diego). That animal...
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