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August 2002
Aug 2002: Top computer hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
The top ten computer viruses and hoaxes reported to Sophos in July.
Categories: Email Hoaxes, Technology Comments (0)
The Poet and the Murderer
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
The London Times reviews a new book about Mark Hoffman, the forger (and murderer) who fabricated many documents from Mormon history. The book is called The Poet and the Murderer, by Simon Worrall.
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The Vinland Map
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
The Vinland Map has finally been proven to be a fake. It supposedly was a map that showed the discovery of North America by Leif Eriksson in 1000 BC, but analysis of map's ink has shown that it was created after 1923. Details will appear in an upcoming issue of Analytical Chemistry published by the American Chemical Society.
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Signs Renews Interest
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
The LA Times reports that the upcoming movie Signs is renewing interest in crop circles.
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