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Old 01-03-2006, 05:29 PM
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Default The Flabbit - a brilliant hoax

Does anyone remember it??!!!

Back in the mid 80's some bloke claimed to have discovered a new creature in Australia (in the forests around Kurrajong from memory) that was a cross between a rabbit and a bird, essentially a rabbit with wings. He had "photos" which ran in the newspapers, and it was the top headline story on the news for a week.

Of course it was found to be a fraud a week later, but everyone fell for it hook, line and sinker. Seems astoundingly ridiculous to think that all the media and the public as a whole could be so gullible.

I've googled but can't find any pics.
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:00 PM
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maybe it flew away
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Does anyone remember it??!!!

Back in the mid 80's some bloke claimed to have discovered a new creature in Australia (in the forests around Kurrajong from memory) that was a cross between a rabbit and a bird, essentially a rabbit with wings. He had "photos" which ran in the newspapers, and it was the top headline story on the news for a week.

Of course it was found to be a fraud a week later, but everyone fell for it hook, line and sinker. Seems astoundingly ridiculous to think that all the media and the public as a whole could be so gullible.

I've googled but can't find any pics.
Naivety has been a staple of humankind as far as I can recall!

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Old 02-03-2006, 09:36 AM
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Naivety has been a staple of humankind as far as I can recall!

Remember the 'war of the worlds'?

I remember reading about it but I wasn't alive in the 30's to remember the event as such
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