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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978

Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Who is the Hot Abercrombie Chick?
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 20, 2004
If you're a regular reader of Blogdex, as I am, then you'll recognize the name Hot Abercrombie Chick (aka Amanda Doerty). For some reason her weblog keeps rising to the top of Blogdex's index. I've never been able to figure out why. Her posts just don't seem that interesting or relevant. To be honest, I find them boring. Apparently other people have had the same thought, because now she's being accused of gaming Blogdex. But that's not all. Julia Set reports receiving an inside tip that Hot Abercrombie Chick isn't a chick at all. According to Julia, "Hot Abercrombie Chick is really a male college student capitalizing on cute pictures of his girlfriend (previously unbeknownst to her) in…
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