Scientific Fraud at Bell Labs Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 Scientific Fraud at Bell Labs. Jan Hendrik Schon, a nanotechnology hotshot, gets caught falsifying data. Categories: Science Comments (3) Bush Learns to Read Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 This picture of Bush reading a children's book upside down is a fake. Read the explanation here. Categories: Photos/Videos, Politics Comments (0) The Celebrated Ceramic Toad of Osaka Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 From the Financial Times, the search for the celebrated ceramic toad of Japan:Few stories encapsulate the madness that was Japan's economic bubble as neatly as the tale of the most powerful ceramic toad in stock market history. At one point in the late 1980s, this toad controlled a Dollars 20bn portfolio, having received trading tips via messages from the gods. This amphibian George Soros has since disappeared, and its owner, a former bar hostess-turned-restaurant owner, is in jail. But on the basis that the gods might still be sending it messages, the Financial Times travelled to Osaka, Japan's most entrepreneurial city, to try to track down this slippery metaphor for all that went wrong with Japan. The toad was owned… Categories: Animals, Business/Finance Comments (0) Saddam Hussein Doubles Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 Apparently Saddam Hussein employs many doubles of himself. The men shown below are apparently not the real Hussein. They're his doubles. So will the real Saddam Hussein please stand up? Categories: Body Manipulation, Military, Politics Comments (0) Optical Illusion Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 A cool checkerboard optical illusion Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (9) Bigfoot Conference Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 It's time for the Annual Bigfoot conference. Categories: Cryptozoology Comments (0) The Mystery of Idaho Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002 Does Idaho really exist? Categories: Places Comments (0) Kew Garden Crop Circle Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 26, 2002 Strange crop circle mystery in London's Kew Gardens. A flower-shaped crop circle appeared in a field of wheat that had been specially grown there as part of an exhibit. Categories: Crop Circles Comments (0) Abduction prank Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 26, 2002 A high school sociology assignment goes a little too far when students stage a fake abduction. Categories: Pranks Comments (0) John Myatt, forger Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 24, 2002 The forger John Myatt has now become respectable and is showing and selling his art in galleries. The works are still forgeries, but now they're openly acknowledged as such, and they're flying off the shelves. Categories: Art Comments (0) Email riot Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 23, 2002 A glitch in Wesleyan's email system sparked an e-mail riot when students realized that they were all plugged into a network that gave them access to the e-mail of every other student at the college. Categories: Email Hoaxes Comments (0) Terrorism Hoaxes Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 19, 2002 Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist muses on when pranks and hoaxes can get out of hand... as in the case of terrorist hoaxes Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror Comments (0) Crop Circle Creators Confess Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 19, 2002 Rod Dickinson and John Lundberg confess to being the perpetrators behind every unexplained crop circle in England. Categories: Crop Circles Comments (0) Weeping Mary Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 18, 2002 For the past six months thousands of people have been flocking to see a small fibreglass statue of the Virgin Mary in a church in Perth, Australia that is supposedly weeping rose-scented tears. But many scientists, including Doug Clarke of Murdoch University, dismiss the statue as a hoax: Mr Clarke believes that when the statue was made, a cavity was built into the head of the statue and for some reason he believes it has been filled with an oil similar to soya-bean oil. Categories: Religion Comments (0) Fake Abductions Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 17, 2002 The hot new thing in extreme adventure: Fake Abductions. People are actually paying for the excitement of being abducted. Bizarre. Categories: Entertainment Comments (0) Page 285 of 295 pages ‹ First < 283 284 285 286 287 > Last › Member Login/Password? 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