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Old Sep 24th, 2010, 12:57 AM       
Nick: You are indeed correct that the news reports of hysteria were greatly exaggerated by the newspapers, fearing they would be wiped out by radio.
However, in 1949 a Spanish version of the joke was played in Ecuador. The panic, and soon after riot of hundreds that followed caused at least six deaths, and they burned the radio station to the ground.
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