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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Sandpaper Test, 1960

Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Catfish Licking, Part Two
Posted by The Curator on Sun Feb 06, 2005
About a week ago I linked to an article that discussed how Gulf Coast teenagers have been going around licking catfish, in the hope that it'll make them high. Now a follow-up article reveals the source of this strange behavior. It all started out as an April Fool's Day joke published in Sport Fishing magazine five years ago: OK, listen up catfish lickers. You've been punked. There's no hallucinogen in the slime. A Florida magazine editor said he made the story up five years ago for an annual April Fool's special - and somehow it just kept on going... He [Doug Olander, editor-in-chief of Sport Fishing magazine] claimed the catfish goop was popular among college kids, who…
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