The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
   
Hoaxes Throughout History
Middle AgesEarly Modern1700s1800-1840s1850-1890s
1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s21st Century2014
Margarine Invitation
From Pakistan comes a report of an elaborate stunt that seems to have been an early April Fool's day prank... though it didn't happen on April 1st, so it can't count as one. Around 300 people were conned by fake margarine salesmen into showing up for what was supposed to be a free breakfast. From the Pakistan Daily Times:

Around 300 students were fooled on Sunday into going to Model Town Park for a free breakfast supposedly arranged by a well-known margarine brand. On arrival however, students found there was no breakfast or officials of the margarine brand. Students of three private schools received the invitation cards several weeks ago from unidentified people posing as officials of the margarine brand, who came to the schools to distribute the cards... the people posing as officials of the margarine brand seemed authentic, as they wore badges and stickers carrying the brand name.

Sounds like a harmless enough prank, though officials are taking it seriously, noting that "terrorists can call students to some place and harm them." So watch out for terrorists posing as margarine salesmen.
Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 01, 2008


I Can't Believe It's Not Terrorism.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  03:50 AM
Oleo Quaeda
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  08:35 PM
Budr Brigade
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  08:35 PM
I don't even want to think about what a gang of rogue margarine hawkers might do to an unsuspecting group of students.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Borden, Texas  on  Tue Apr 01, 2008  at  09:50 PM
If we now start buying butter, then the terrorists will have won.
Posted by Taed  on  Wed Apr 02, 2008  at  10:09 AM
Commenting is no longer available in this channel entry.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.