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Claim: Photograph shows airline hangar flooded with soap suds.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2001]
Origins: Those jokesters left out the obvious final gag (purloined from an old Bob Hope movie):
Airport fire chief: "Why did you pull the fire alarm? There's no fire."The photograph may indeed be genuine, but the explanation of its origins is not. This is a picture likely taken after the triggering of a fire-suppression system released foam into the hangar.
Assistant airplane washer: "Because if I yelled 'soap,' nobody would have come!"
Last updated: 20 September 2006
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