Escaped Cobra Terrorises New York!!!

The news that an escaped cobra may be on the prowl in the Bronx reminded me of this story about the 1874 Central Park Zoo Escape. Two major differences – unlike the cobra, none of the Central Park animals were on Twitter, and, also unlike the cobra, the 18– escape didn’t actually happen – it was actually a hoax published by the New York Herald. All of which is just a cheap way of me linking to an old post I wrote about famous hoaxes…

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