How to Ride a Broomstick Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 21, 2003 Here's an interesting item sent to me by Geoduck, just in time for Halloween. Apparently a rumor has been going around suggesting that the image of witches flying on broomsticks, with the brush behind them, is wrong. Back in the old days witches always flew holding the brush in front of them. It was only in modern times, as we came to understand aerodynamics, that we flipped the broom around. This rumor can be traced back to Kevin Carlyon, a self-proclaimed Witch King. But this website, Pagan Prattle, has studied the issue by looking at images of witches dating back as far as the 15th century, and has determined that Carlyon doesn't know what he's talking about. The proper… Categories: Paranormal Comments (2) AMD Crop Circles Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 19, 2003 Last month Advanced Micro Devices debuted its new 64-bit micro processor. Apparently it helped promote the launch of this new processor by hiring a group of crop-circle experts to create circles throughout the UK and America. Pictures of their efforts can be seen here (Thanks to Geoduck for the link). Categories: Crop Circles, Technology Comments (0) Apple Promotes Ancient Greek Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 19, 2003 Here's an odd hoax, brought to my attention by Patrick Georges who lives up the road from me in Carlsbad. It appears that a message has been circulating amongst the Greek community, suggesting that Apple Computer has created a program to teach Ancient Greek online. This program will be hosted by CNN on a page titled Hellenic Quest. The text of this message can be read at the GrecoReport website. The supposed logic behind this move is that learning Ancient Greek promotes creativity and Apple is all about promoting creativity because creative people use Apple Computers. Might be true. I took a couple years of Ancient Greek in high school, and here I am, years later, using an Apple… Categories: Technology Comments (0) Pareidolia Collection Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 19, 2003 A very extensive collection of Pareidolia data has been collected by a guy calling himself The Folklorist. Pareidolia, in case you don't remember this word from high-school english class, is the phenomenon of seeing meaningful images in random patterns. Examples would include seeing the number 666 on the wall of the Alamo, seeing the figure of the Virgin Mary in the window of a Boston hospital, or seeing the head of an Indian chief in your door. Categories: Pareidolia Comments (0) Marry Your Pet Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 19, 2003 Do you really, really love your pet? Then why not marry him or her? Go to MarryYourPet.com, and you can make it happen. Of course, the marriage isn't recognized by a court of law, which makes it somewhat of a hoax, but they really will sell you a marriage certificate, an 'I married my pet' T-shirt, or a wall plaque. They're all incredibly overpriced. If they offered the certificate for $5 instead of $20, they probably would do more business. They're trying to sell the wall plaque for $200. Ouch! Who in their right mind would shell out that much for a gag gift? Categories: Animals, Sex/Romance Comments (4) Clooney Gets Kaycee Nicoled Posted by The Curator on Sat Oct 18, 2003 While I was gone, George Clooney apparently got conned by a woman who told him that her daughter, Cindy, had cancer. When Clooney offered to visit, he got a call from the mother telling him that Cindy had died. Evidently Cindy had never existed. She was just a ploy on the woman's part to get Clooney's attention. Somewhat parallel to the Kaycee Nicole Simpson case. Categories: Celebrities, Con Artists Comments (0) Pool Shark Posted by The Curator on Sat Oct 18, 2003 Mark Allsop was kind enough to send along this photo of him and his kids on holiday in Australia. Thanks, Mark. Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (6) Jesus Face Posted by The Curator on Sat Oct 18, 2003 Face of Jesus seen in ozone hole (via Liquito). Categories: Religion Comments (0) Urine Prank Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 Two aides at a nursing home pull the old urine-in-a-sports-drink prank and discover the victim isn't amused when she discovers what she drank. Categories: Pranks Comments (0) Raeling Cloning Hoax, One Year Later Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 Remember the Raelians and their claims that they've produced a number of human clones? Well, this reporter infiltrated their ranks and writes that the Raelians are now all chuckling about what a brilliant publicity stunt the cloning hoax was. Categories: Birth/Babies Comments (0) Mother Teresa Hoax Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 Rationalists describe Mother Teresa's miraculous cure of Monica Besra's abdominal tumor as a hoax. Categories: Religion Comments (0) Johann Dieter Wassmann Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 I've already linked to the website of the art of Johann Dieter Wassmann, but The Age has a full article about this fictitious artist. Categories: Art Comments (0) Russian Roulette TV Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 Man plays Russian roulette on British TV as three million viewers watch. Of course, it was just an illusion, vetted in advance by the police. But the stunt causes controversy anyway. Categories: Entertainment Comments (1) Male Lactation Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 14, 2003 Here's an odd website, forwarded to me by Mara. It's titled Milkmen: Fathers Who Breastfeed. Now, when I first saw this I figured it had to be a joke. It surely can't be possible for men to lactate and produce enough milk to feed an infant. But after reading through the site, and exploring some of the links it provides, I'm beginning to suspect it might not be a joke. One of their links goes to this article about a man from Sri Lanka who breastfed his child after his wife died. I guess men do have all the physical equipment necessary to produce milk. It's just a question of… Categories: Birth/Babies Comments (13) Hell on Earth’s Suicide Stunt Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 01, 2003 Hell on Earth promises that its concert in St. Petersburg this weekend will include an onstage suicide. A terminally ill patient will be the one departing this world. I guess if you wanted to go, doing it at a rock concert wouldn't be a bad way to do it, but in my opinion this is a pure publicity stunt hoax. In the same vein as Hunting for Bambi, Or Freck's New Feet (in which Freck claimed he was going to cut off his legs for a live audience... that never happened, of course). What will happen in this case is that the police will show up, and the concert will never take place. But Hell on Earth will… Categories: Death, Entertainment Comments (0) Page 262 of 294 pages ‹ First < 260 261 262 263 264 > Last › Member Login/Password? 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