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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Cursed by Allah
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Anti Mosquito Software
Are you constantly swatting away mosquitoes as you work at your computer? Here's your solution: anti-mosquito software. A Thai computer programmer named Saranyou Punyaratanabunbhu developed it about two years ago, and it proved so wildly successful that he soon came out with version 2.0, that also promised to repel cockroaches and rats. It drives away the nasty critters by making your computer speakers emit high-pitched frequencies. But does it actually work? Well, I wouldn't bet on it. As the pest control experts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln note in their Cockroach Control Manual, "There is no scientific evidence to suggest that cockroaches (or any other insects) respond negatively to ultrasonic sound waves." Still, this hasn't stopped a South Korean phone company, SK Telecom, from offering anti-mosquito software that you can download to your cellphone. (Thanks, Steve)
Categories: Animals, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 07, 2004
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Posted by vurb  on  Sat Apr 15, 2006  at  05:48 PM
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