Everyone had their noses in the paper, Wednesday morning.
Across the aisle on the train, I could read the headline 'Iraq War Ends'. The color photo showed helicopters in mid-air. Times papers were strewn on empty subway seats.
When I got to the office, the front page lay on the lunch table. I thought to myself, 'hm', and being totally out of it, emailed some friends asking what the heck was going on.
Well, we'd all been pranked on a fairly large scale. Apparently 1.2 million copies were handed out to passersby. At this writing, the real paper is still trying to figure out who was responsible for the hoax.
Here's an article on the Wired website about what happened.
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