The Flabbit - a brilliant hoax

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  1. Bring back John Fifita

    Bring back John Fifita Juniors

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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.
     
  2. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    maybe it flew away
     
  3. Eelementary

    Eelementary Immortal

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    Naivety has been a staple of humankind as far as I can recall!

    Remember the 'war of the worlds'?

    :lol:
     
  4. Azkatro

    Azkatro First Grade

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

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