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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Cursed by Allah
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
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  04:48 PM
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