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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
A black lion: real or fake?
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Best of the forum - 21st September 07
Due to my ongoing computer problems and personal situation, this is again brought to you by Madmouse.

Peruvian Meteorite (eovti)
An apparent meteorite landing in Peru has led to reports of illness amongst locals. Original suggestions for the cause of the sickness included radiation poisoning, but that seems unlikely.

Sign Language Translator (Madmouse)
There’s been a lot of discussion in the forum about this story. A group of UK students have developed a system to translate spoken or written words into British Sign Language that is then displayed by an avatar. Suggested uses include translating for meetings and for phone calls. This seems like a very good idea to me, although a lot more development is needed.

Belgium For Sale on Ebay (LaMa)
A disgruntled Belgian, protesting about Belgium’s political problems, put the country up for sale on Ebay. He pointed out that, although the nation is second-hand, the offer included free delivery.

Bigfoot Revealed!!! (gray)
A prankster who has posing as Bigfoot to scare campers for the last two years was captured in Manitoba. Apparently the man was less intimidated by the police than he was by the telling-off delivered by his last ‘victim’.
Categories: Cryptozoology, eBay, Identity/Imposters, Pranks, Science, Technology
Posted by Boo on Fri Sep 21, 2007
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