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Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917

Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Christian Debt Removers
Posted by The Curator on Wed May 26, 2004
I got spammed today by Christian Debt Removers, an organization which advertises itself as a debt elimination service "based on Christian principles." Whatever that means... your guess is as good as mine. The only thing I could figure out was that they've slapped a few proverbs up on their site and this somehow makes them 'Christian.' Of course, the one Christian phrase that's conspicuously absent from their site is the line from the Lord's Prayer: "forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors." But somehow I suspect that, whatever principles they might claim they hold, they draw the line at debt forgiveness. Anyway, I was about to write them off as just another company jumping on...
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