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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Another fake cancer victim
Yet another cancer hoaxer unmasked. Jonathan Jay White claimed to be a 15-year-old from Idaho suffering from Anaplastic Astrocytoma (a kind of brain cancer). He gained a lot of supporters online, including Lance Armstrong, who sent him a number of gifts. But it now appears that Jonathan Jay White never existed. Details at news.sky.com and jonthanjayisafraud.blogspot.com.
Categories: Health/Medicine, Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 22, 2009
Comments (1)
Unfortuantely the "isafraud" blog seems to have been taken down as well....

It disgusts me that people feel the need to have to pretend to be dying in order to garner attention from others on the web. These things NEVER end well.... :(

But kudos to Lance Armstrong for his continued support of others battling this terrible disease!
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Fri Jul 24, 2009  at  08:28 AM
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