Hoax Museum Blog Posts: June 2007

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…
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007.   Comments (3)

The Ashera Cat — Want to own a leopard? That probably wouldn't be legal, but for $22,000 you can have the next best thing. A company called Lifestyle Pets is selling what it claims is a cross between an African Serval, an Asian Leopard Cat and a domestic cat. So it's like a smaller, tamer version of a leopard. They call this cat an Ashera. Their product page says, "Fully socialized, the Ashera gets along well with children and other pets and unusually for cats, the Ashera takes well to being walked on…
Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007.   Comments (76)

Best of the Forum – 1st June 07 — Botched Fax Prompts “Terrorism” Scare (MadCarlotta) Police shut down a strip mall in Boston on Wednesday after a branch of Bank of America received a faulty fax. The fax, which had been sent out by the bank's corporate office, had left off some of the text, leaving some dubious clip art. The plaza was evacuated for around three hours. Roswell Theme Park (Madmouse) Roswell city officials plan a UFO-themed amusement park that could open as early as 2010. Local shopkeepers base a large…
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007.   Comments (9)

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