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Artist Tricks Tourists With Elaborate Monument To Staten Island Ferry Octopus Attack
'You probably don't know much about the Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum, which honors the 400 victims who died when a giant octopus attacked the Cornelius G. Kolff, a Staten Island Ferry boat, on Nov. 22, 1963. That isn't because the event was overshadowed by the assassination of JFK that same day—it's because, as you may have guessed based on the word "tricks" in the headline, there was no such octopus-induced tragedy.'
ferries  staten-island  octopi  funny  pranks  tourism 
september 2016 by jm
"Dr Conan T. Barbarian" expelled from the TCD School of English staff directory
Awesome.
The profile went on to say Dr Barbarian completed his PhD, entitled ‘To Hear The Lamentation of Their Women: Constructions of Masculinity in Contemporary Zamoran Literature’ at UCD and was appointed to the School of English in 2006, “after sucessfully decapitating his predecessor during a bloody battle which will long be remembered in legend and song”. “In 2011/12, he will be teaching on the following courses: ‘The Relevance of Crom in the Modern World’, ‘Theories of Literature’, ‘Vengeance for Beginners’, ‘Deciphering the Riddle of Steel’ and ‘D.H. Lawrence’.
tcd  funny  conan  staff  pranks 
september 2016 by jm
Microsoft Security Essentials reporting false positives on the Bitcoin blockchain
Earlier today, a virus signature from the virus "DOS/STONED" was uploaded into the Bitcoin blockchain, which allows small snippets of text to accompany user transactions with bitcoin.  Since this is only the virus signature and not the virus itself, there apparently is no danger to users in any way.  However, MSE recognizes the signature for the virus and continuously reports it as a threat, and every time it deletes the file, the bitcoin client will simply re-download the missing blockchain.


What a heinous prank! Hilarity ensues (via gwire)
via:gwire  av  antivirus  false-positives  fp  blockchain  microsoft  bitcoin  pranks  viruses 
may 2014 by jm
TechCrunch falls for Facebook fakie
FB add a (working!) "Fax This Photo" feature, only visible to TechCrunch IP ranges -- and TC fall for it, pushing an unverified story to live, after waiting only 24 minutes for a verification. nice one FB
facebook  fax  dead-media  funny  pranks  punkd  techcrunch  pr  humor  from delicious
september 2009 by jm

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