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Hoax Museum Blog Posts From
January 2007
Pet Spa Video — Dave emailed us asking about this video that had been posted on youtube. The video shows a 'pet spa' machine, used to automatically wash and dry pets, and a cat's reaction to it. The person who submitted it to the site added to their posting: A pet supply store offers a "pet spa". It has a device that will wash and dry your pet. After fighting with cats in the past. We decided to try it. The pet store told us that cats love it. As you can see he didn't like it. We stopped it ealry.…
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007.   Comments (15)

Quick Links: Fake Cyber Romance Leads to Death, etc. — Fake Cyber Romance Leads to Death 22-year-old Brian Barrett was shot to death by his 47-year-old co-worker, Thomas Montgomery, who was jealous of his internet relationship with the young woman that Montgomery had been having a cyber fling with. What neither of them knew was that the woman involved was not 18, as she said, but a 40-something mother who was using her daughter’s identity. CNN Debunks Obama Report CNN have refuted Insight magazine’s claims that Democratic Sen. Barack…
Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007.   Comments (15)

Quick Links: Holy Spatula, etc. — Holy Spatula A spatula used to flip a pancake that supposedly had the image of Jesus on it is now up for sale on ebay. The pancake itself was eaten. The seller says: ”Look closely at the middle photo, and you can see that it bears some mysterious symbols, possibly some kind of sacred message. I'm no religious scholar, but I'm sure this had some kind of spiritual significance.” Art as Prank A ‘Your Ad Here’ illuminated sign on the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles proved to be the…
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007.   Comments (13)

Quick Links: Flying Bananas, etc. — Toilet doubles as goldfish aquarium Link submitted by Big Gary (the deputy curator in charge of fish) who notes, "Yet another way to torture goldfish ..." Man cooks eggs on floor "experts are investigating but have still not discovered why the floor of his home is so hot." Just a thought, but they might want to check if everything is okay in the apartment below him. Banana tree predicts Lotto numbers "They rub a mixture of powder and water on the tree's trunk, then wait to see what…
Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007.   Comments (12)


Quick Links: ‘Customised’ Jaguar, etc. — ‘Customised’ Jaguar If you’re immensely proud of your car, and your co-workers are fond of pranks, you may end up with something like this: the workers at InPhonic covered the Jaguar S-Type with 14,000 Post-It notes. Authorities Prank Hoax Caller 15 fake 911 calls had been made by the same cell phone number in Knoxville, Tennessee. So they phoned the number and left a message telling the owner that he’d won a gift card. False Limb for Three-Legged Cow The cow, who lives in northern…
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007.   Comments (6)

Prank the Monkey — SUMMARY: An interesting and informative read, and one that's sure to raise a few laughs. The Museum of Hoaxes awards it four out of five banana peels. Sir John Hargrave, as he’s now legally known, is host of the zug.com website. He has authored Prank the Monkey, a humourous book chronicling the various pranks, tricks and hoaxes he has perpetrated on deserving parties over the course of his prankster career. John says: ”It’s not that I have a problem with authority; it’s that I have a…
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007.   Comments (6)

Cheddarvision — According to the BBC, an association of cheesemakers from Somerset have come up with a new and innovative marketing campaign for the die-hard cheese lovers amongst us. The new cheddarvision webcam is set up so that customers can watch their cheese maturing over the course of a year. The feed was reportedly started on the first day of 2007, but the site had been running for several days before that, and the counter has now reached 10 days. So, is it legitimate? Difficult to say. The…
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007.   Comments (39)

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