Author Archives: Lauri Anne Schleicher

Branding the Octopus

“War of the Worlds” proposed a sort of podcast┬áthat illustrated a mass release of fear through the release of apparently realistic, yet supernatural┬áreports. The “brand” of a play would be an effective way to state almost any hoax, but aside … Continue reading

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There’s apparently an endangered tree-dwelling octopus living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The tree octopus resides in Washington’s state parks. Its appetite is fairly normal, consisting of frogs and rodents, which could potentially convince some people that … Continue reading

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Park City, Utah is one of my favorite places in the world due to the incredible ski conditions and the close friends that my family has there. One part of the city that has always stood out to me though … Continue reading

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Ghost City

Park City, Utah is one of my favorite places in the world due to the incredible ski conditions and the close friends that my family has there. One part of the city that has always stood out to me though … Continue reading

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9600-mile roller coaster for the casual risk-taker?

Being from Sarasota, FL, I had to stop and ponder the title “Busch Gardens unveils New 9,600-Mile-Long Endurance Coaster”. Busch Gardens was the destination for me and my friends when we wanted to go to an amusement park, but even … Continue reading

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Hoaxes and Literature

Hoaxes are often considered a form of literature due to the way that they portray imaginative storytelling through the use of detailed and evidential language. Furthermore, they are told through newspaper articles many times, and news is considered a specific … Continue reading

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Successful Hoaxes

Through the use of specific evidence such as dates, times, names, newspaper articles, and places, authors attempt to persuade readers┬áthat their hoaxes are non-fiction works. The tactic of using either common or uncommon names and other specifics often leads the … Continue reading

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