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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The worms inside your face
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Bigfoot For Sale
Here's another item that would make a great addition to a real-life Museum of Hoaxes. It's a life-sized replica of Bigfoot. It was up for sale on eBay. The sellers wanted $80,000 for it, and no one came up with that much money, so the auction ended without it being sold.

It's a nice piece. Would have looked great in my living room. But I have no idea how they came up with a value of $80,000 for it. Seems a bit like wishful thinking. From the auction description:

In 1976, after years of study and research, a young man named Clifford LaBrecque undertook a challenge that stunned the Bigfoot world. Mr. LaBrecque built one of the best detailed "museum quality" models of Bigfoot. How he did it is a mystery that will probably never be known. One look and it shouts this is the "real thing"--eyes that follow you, and hands, fingers, and toes, are all in great detail. This fantastic piece of work has been stored for over 30 years. This is the first opportunity you have to own Bigfoot. It can be a tremendous attraction for showing this part of American folklore. 

Categories: Cryptozoology, eBay
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 26, 2012
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