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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals

The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Use your left ear to detect lies
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
HRM Caesar St. Augustine de Buonaparte
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 05, 2004
On September 17, 1859 Joshua Norton delivered a proclamation to the San Francisco Bulletin declaring himself Emperor of the United States. From that point on, Joshua Norton was forever known as Emperor Norton I, a role which he dutifully performed for the rest of his life, proudly walking around the streets of San Francisco dressed in his emperor's uniform, complete with plumed hat, gold epaulets, and a sword at his side. When he died in 1880, 10,000 people showed up at his funeral. It now looks like America has a new Emperor. Or rather, has had one for about eight years, ever since HRM Caesar St. Augustine de Buonaparte, a resident of Los Angeles, sent a letter to President Clinton...

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