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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978

Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The worms inside your face
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Abortion as Art
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 18, 2008
Yale undergraduate Aliza Shvarts' senior art project has created a little bit of controversy. She has apparently created "a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself 'as often as possible' while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages." That's just lovely. (Already posted by whoeverur in the forum, but so bizarre it warrants being on the front page.) Shvarts insists that her project was not designed for "shock value." Funny. I would have thought it was designed precisely for shock value. She also says that "she was not concerned about any medical effects the forced miscarriages may have had on her body. The...
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