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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951

Samsung invents the on/off switch
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Ananova Corrections
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 27, 2004
I've said before that I don't trust the Ananova news service, and now here's proof that they really do make some questionable claims. Craig Silverman, of Regret the Error, links to Ananova's corrections page where they apologize for the following strange errors, among others (though personally I think the corrections they've listed are only the tip of the iceberg): Robotic relief - an apology. On September 11, we published a story suggesting that Indian scientists had invented a robot with the ability to improve couple's sex lives. Bill Clinton - an apology. Bill Clinton has asked us to make clear that he won't be appearing in commercials for a Chinese men's clothing brand. Rasta Pasta was...

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