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Shaun Palmer (not) killed in bus crash

Someone out there in Internet land has posted a page
, claiming that Shaun Palmer has been killed in his Troy Lee Designs bus on the way
back from a race.

At first glance, to the gullible, it’s a Velonews page, but looking at it with a
little more detail, things don’t seem to add up.

First up, netfiends, check out the url…


Does that look like a real Velonews url?

It’s origins can be traced to the (rather interesting)
mailing list.

The list has a couple of wide-eyed, rather gullible young EFDs [eXXtreeem Freeridin
Doods] and the page was put together a year or so ago by a mysterious character call
Demented haggis Cook, or hC, Mr D. as he refers to himself. in a successful attempt
to upset them lots.

As list-owner John Stevenson responded to one of them at the time:

>At 9:57 PM -0700 01/10/1998, David Mullins


> >shaun palmer has been killed in a bus crash on the way back from a local

> >race. Details:here

> >


> resolves to




>Nice try someone. I particularly like the touch of using young

>Mullins as a catspaw. (David my apologies if this hoax was all your

>own work, but the fake news item on this page doesn’t read like your

>writing style). Did you have to suggest he email the list or did you

>just assume he would?





Some hoaxes just keep on giving and giving. This one just
popped up on MTB-OZ again because someone stumbled across it (or was lead to it) and believed


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