Imagine being born rich enough to spend your life fulfilling your passions … Now imagine your passion was practical jokes. There was a man in the early 20th century who only seemed to want to make people – including himself – laugh. He was a jester who delighted in poking fun of people who are full of themselves.
Today, I have the story of Horace de Vere Cole and the Dreadnought hoax on the 164th episode of Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff.
Show notes and links:
- A Fool There Was – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
- Horace de Vere Cole, The Sultan of Pranks (youtube.com)
- Dreadnought hoax – the master piece of pranking (thevintagenews.com)
- Horace de Vere Cole – Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Explained: The Zanzibar Hoax – YouTube (youtube.com)
- Explained: The Dreadnought Hoax – YouTube (youtube.com)
- The Bloomsbury Group: A Collection of Memoirs and Commentary (google.com)
- The Time Virginia Woolf Wore Blackface (newyorker.com)
- Tales of English Eccentrics – Tony Grumley-Grennan (google.com)