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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cheap trick

Who might these two be? What great 'trick' did they manage to pull, to the extent that even X, a famous author fell for it.

Answer: Quoting the entertaining answer by Harish,
"They faked a bunch of fairies of pixies in a photograph. Arthur Conan Doyle (or H.G. Wells, don't remember) fell for it. The younger sibling confessed it to be a hoax... when she was, like, 80."




Quoting the more appropriate answer by Amit,
"The Cottingley Fairies taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, X was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle."

3 comments:

amit(encycs) said...

The Cottingley Fairies taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, X was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

They faked a bunch of fairies of pixies in a photograph. Arthur Conan Doyle (or H.G. Wells, don't remember) fell for it. The younger sibling confessed it to be a hoax... when she was, like, 80.

M.o.P said...

Arthur Conan Doyle

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cheap trick

Who might these two be? What great 'trick' did they manage to pull, to the extent that even X, a famous author fell for it.

Answer: Quoting the entertaining answer by Harish,
"They faked a bunch of fairies of pixies in a photograph. Arthur Conan Doyle (or H.G. Wells, don't remember) fell for it. The younger sibling confessed it to be a hoax... when she was, like, 80."




Quoting the more appropriate answer by Amit,
"The Cottingley Fairies taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, X was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle."

3 comments:

amit(encycs) said...

The Cottingley Fairies taken by Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths, X was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Harish aka THF aka Boi said...

They faked a bunch of fairies of pixies in a photograph. Arthur Conan Doyle (or H.G. Wells, don't remember) fell for it. The younger sibling confessed it to be a hoax... when she was, like, 80.

M.o.P said...

Arthur Conan Doyle