The Traveling Gnome Prank
Wayne Johnston's garden gnome disappeared. Then he began receiving letters from it posted from all corners of the world. Being a police officer, Johnston launched an unofficial investigation into who was responsible for his gnome's abduction. It turned out almost all his friends were
, including those who had been helping him with his investigation.
So this is another instance of the traveling gnome prank. I know that this prank was featured in the 2001 French movie Amelie
. It was also further popularized by a Travelocity ad campaign about a traveling gnome. But what I'm not sure about is whether this prank was popular even before Amelie
. Have people been sending gnomes around the world for decades?
I should also note that I've finally gotten around to creating a category for gnomes
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