Dehydrated Water Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Buy Dehydrated Water: It's compact, lightweight, and easy to store Categories: Food, Websites Comments (0) Baby Smashers Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Baby Smasher: use baby-changing stations to dispose of unwanted babies Categories: Birth/Babies, Websites Comments (2) Eggs As Caviar Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Chrissy Caviar: A woman sells her eggs as caviar Categories: Birth/Babies, Gross, Websites Comments (1) Free Electricity Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Power from the Phone Company: Plug your electrical appliances into the phonejack Categories: Technology, Websites Comments (0) Hoax Website: Home Despot Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Home Despot: Shop, Destroy, Rule Categories: Business/Finance, Websites Comments (0) Prank-Themed Beers Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 I was at the beer store recently and I was pleased to discover some beers with prankish themes. First there was the aptly named Pranqster from North Coast Brewing. This was a great beer with a very fruity taste. High marks. Next I stumbled upon The Three Stooges Beer. I had to get it just for the label, but it turned out to have a pretty mediocre flavor. Not bad, but nothing special either. Of course, the king of all hoaxy/prankish beers would be Olde Frothingslosh, the beer so light that the foam floats on the bottom, which I've never had a chance to buy or taste. Categories: Food Comments (2) Hoax-Themed Board Games Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Some board games with hoaxy themes: First, the Crop Circles Mystery Board Game, it's the Game With Healing Energies (via liquito). Next we have Tall Tales, the Game of Legends, Humdingers, and Creative One-Upmanship. Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales Comments (0) More about that guy and the bus Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003 Got an email from Kentaro Mori who runs a Brazilian weblog about hoaxes (he also translated my hoax photo test into Portuguese at one point). He took a look at the video of that guy ducking under the bus. Whereas I thought the guy must be on the opposite side of the bus, employing a trick of perspective to make it look like the bus was going over him, Kentaro analyzed some of the frames of the video a little more closely and suggests that the bus is actually going over him. Could be. If so, hopefully it was a staged stunt, otherwise I can imagine the heart attack the guy… Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (3) Another 9/11 Hoax Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003 Here's yet another 9/11 hoax. Cyril Kendall has been sentenced to 11 to 33 years in prison for claiming that his son Wilfred died in the attacks on the World Trade Center. Because of his claim he got $160,000 from the Red Cross, which he used to buy a new car. The only problem: he never had a son named Wilfred. (Story in the NY Times, Reg. Req.). Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror Comments (0) Bone-Sniffing Dog Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003 The Panama Truth Commission hoped to uncover the truth of what happened in that country during the reigns of the dictators Omar Torrijos and Manuel Noriega. So they brought in Sandra Anderson, a dog trainer whose bone-sniffing dog could help locate the bodies of the dead. But now there are fears that Anderson was a fraud who planted evidence when her dog couldn't find any. Categories: Law/Police/Crime Comments (0) Tattoo Medical Alerts Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003 Miami company sells tattoo-like stickers to elderly people, claiming that the stickers will function as high-tech medical alert devices. But it turns out that the stickers weren't high-tech at all. They were just stickers. Categories: Health/Medicine Comments (1) False Advertising Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003 Fark.com is running a contest to photoshop ads that use false advertising. There are a few amusing entries, such as 'Spam: 100% Pure Meat.' Categories: Advertising Comments (0) 9/11 Hoax on LiveJournal Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003 A hoax involving 9/11 has just been exposed on LiveJournal. It appears there was once a LiveJournal user named Flashman, aka Anthony Joseph Pereira. But on Sept. 11 a friend of his, Rhyein, posted that he had died rushing into one of the burning World Trade Center Towers trying to save people. This caused an outpouring of grief from the LiveJournal community. But some people began to become suspicious when they realized that Anthony Joseph Pereira was never listed in the official lists of the 9/11 dead. To make a long story short, it now appears that Flashman never existed. He was invented by Rhyein. Anthony Joseph Pereira was in reality the original name of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, her… Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Identity/Imposters Comments (0) $200 George Bush Bills Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 15, 2003 This story has been getting quite a lot of attention. On Sep. 6, 2003 a man paid for $150 in groceries at a Food Lion in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina with a phony $200 bill bearing George W. Bush's portrait. The bill showed a white house with signs on its lawn reading 'we like ice cream' and 'USA deserves a tax cut.' The cashier accepted the bill and gave $50 change. The Smoking Gun was able to actually get a picture of the $200 bill used in the transaction. What most people don't remember is that this scam is hardly new. Two years ago, on January 28, 2001 a drive-thru… Categories: Con Artists, Politics Comments (3) Playing Chicken with a Bus Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 15, 2003 Here's a suspicious bit of video forwarded by Mara (who should get a prize for finding this kind of stuff). It shows a young man ducking to the ground as a bus rushes over him. Personally I think he's not actually under the bus. He's on the opposite side of the bus. Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (0) Page 267 of 295 pages ‹ First < 265 266 267 268 269 > Last › Member Login/Password? 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