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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Use your left ear to detect lies
Life discovered on the moon, 1835

Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
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,...
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