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Hoaxes, mischief, and misinformation throughout history
The Penguin Conspiracy
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
The Penguin Conspiracy: Revealing the shocking truth... that penguins are plotting to take over the world
Categories: Animals Comments (2)
What is Victoria’s Secret
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
What is Victoria's Secret: In a nutshell, it's bulimia. Unfortunately this site had to place 'parody' labels all over itself due to complaints from the real Victoria's Secret
Categories: Body Manipulation Comments (0)
Moscow Subway Metrocam
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 20, 2003
The Moscow Subway Metrocam: It's all in Russian, but the picture you see is from a webcam located inside an underground tunnel on the Moscow subway. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll see the light of an approaching train. And yes, it is a hoax. Its creator told me so.
Categories: Places, Websites Comments (0)
First Genetics
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 20, 2003
First Genetics: The website of the first laboratory to have successfully genetically engineered an ape to be able to communicate with humans via typing on a keyboard
Categories: Science, Websites Comments (0)
Yoga Kitty
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 20, 2003
Yoga Kitty: Instructional yoga videos for you and your cat
Categories: Animals, Websites Comments (0)
Black-Market Babies
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 20, 2003
Black Market Babies: Do you want a kid but don't want to deal with the stress of using an adoption agency? Let Black Market Babies steal a baby for you.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Websites Comments (0)
Hurricane Isabel?
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 19, 2003
A photo described as a tanker approaching Hurricane Isabel at sea has been spreading around though email. And I have to admit, I've contributed to its spread, forwarding it on to friends and family. But David Emery informs us that it's a hoax. Well, the picture itself is real. But it doesn't show Hurricane Isabel. Instead, it shows a tanker approaching Tropical Cyclone Graham. But whether it's Isabel or Graham, it's still a really cool photo.
Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (1)
Indian Ghost Hoax
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 19, 2003
A newspaper in the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli published a picture of a boy with an eerie ghost hovering behind him. They claimed the boy had encountered the ghost while on a school picnic, and went into a coma. Now the ghost was stalking other boys. As a result, families throughout the region started keeping their kids home, out of school. The photo, of course, was a photoshopped fake. More details here.
Categories: Paranormal, Photos/Videos Comments (0)
Ninja Burger
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003
Ninja Burger: The world's predominant undergound ninja-run fast food delivery service
Categories: Food, Websites Comments (1)
Origami Boulders
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003
Origami Boulder: The Japanese art of folding paper used to make round rocks
Categories: Art, Websites Comments (1)
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
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