Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard.

Andy Kaufman
Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (1949-1984) was an entertainer known for elaborate pranks and hoaxes. He was so well known for this that when he died in 1984, rumors immediately started that he staged his death as a prank. Today, more than 30 years after his death, the rumors persist, and people still anticipate he will suddenly show up and reveal that it was all a big joke.


This School’s Most Famous Student Never Existed

Georgia Institute of Technology is a research university based in Atlanta, Georgia. Since its establishment in 1885, Georgia Tech has awarded degrees to tens of thousands of students. None of them have come close to surpassing the fame and accomplishments of 1930 graduate George P. Burdell. Although nearly a century has passed since Burdell’s enrollment,…

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Perplexing Platypus Promotes Plentiful Pondering

The general scientific consensus was that someone was trying to pull off a hoax. The newly-discovered animal could not possibly be real. It was an admirable effort, to be sure. It appeared that a skillful taxidermist had somehow attached a duck’s bill to a beaver’s body. Nice try, but it was too ridiculous to fool…

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