Dreadnought Hoax was a joke in which Horace de Vere Cole in 1910 tricked the Royal Navy into showing their flagship, the battleship HMS Dreadnought, to a fake delegation of Abyssinian royals. The role of one of the royals was performed by Virginia Woolf. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Author Virginia Woolf and her friends once dressed in blackface, fake beards and turbans and impersonated Abyssinian princes. They inspected the HMS Dreadnought, echoing the phrase "bunga bunga". As punishment for the prank her friends were "thrashed in the buttocks" by the Royal Navy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Serial prankster Horace de Vere and a group of friends disguised themselves as the Abyssinian Royal Family and tricked the Royal Navy into giving them a state visit of the HMS Dreadnought. theguardian.com/books/201…
In 1993, Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, led a threat to boycott WBLS, the main urban radio station in New York City, if they played any form of gangsta rap. In response, WBLS excised most hip hop music from its playlists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBL…
In 1910 a group of pranksters including Virginia Woolf, disguised themselves as members of the Ethiopian Royal Family and were given a tour of the HMS Dreadnought. The Royal Navy didn't have an Abyssinian Flag so instead flew the flag of Zanzibar and played Zanzibar's National Anthem for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
In 1910 a group of men in blackface managed to board the HMS Dreadnought by convincing the Royal Navy that they were visiting Abyssinian royals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
In 1905, a group of Cambridge students pretended to be the Sultan of Zanzibar and his retinue, successfully fooling the Mayor into giving an official reception and tour. They pulled a similar stunt 5 years later as Abyssinian royals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Virginia Woolf fooled the British Navy into thinking she was an Abyssinian Prince en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dre…
Dietrich Bonhoeffer developed his beliefs on social injustice from attending Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. After returning to Germany, he spoke against the Nazis and was eventually hanged in a Nazi concentration camp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
In 1910 Virginia Woolf and some of her friends fooled the British Navy into thinking they were Abyssinian princes visiting the battleship Dreadnought. They achieved that by wearing fake beards, blackface and middle eastern clothing guardian.co.uk/books/2012…

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