turklebaum

turklebaum

Any deliberately misleading story or piece of false information disseminated primarily via the Internet. Named for a widely known hoax story about a man named Turklebaum who died at his desk without his co-workers noticing for several days.
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George Turklebaum, 51, who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30 years had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23 other workers.
DEDICATED George Turklebaum died of a heart attack at his desk, but none of his colleagues noticed for five days.
George Turklebaum, 51, who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30 years, had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23 other workers.
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