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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Black Friend Connect
"Every white person needs a black friend," blackfriendconnect.com tells us. And if you don't have a black friend already, they've got you covered. For a reasonable fee, they'll provide a black friend who's willing to "give you a hug, fist bump, high-five or whichever you prefer," and will also attend "your favorite white concert" with you.


The joke here seems obvious enough that there's no need to prove the site is a hoax. But if you really want to prove it to yourself, try placing an order for one of these black friends.

There's a phone number listed on the site, in the top left corner. I googled it, and found a page (scroll down to the bottom of it) that links it to the organization "NRA News Now." Though I didn't call the number to verify this (too late in the day). Maybe I will tomorrow. If it is the number of NRA News Now, perhaps it's meant as a joke — to have all kinds of random people calling the NRA News asking for Black Friend Connect.

Black Friend Connect reminds me of the "Black People Love Us!" site, from way back in 2001 (but which is still online!).

Though my favorite "rent a friend" hoax site remains "Rent a German" — just because I like its slogan, "Rent a German... and smile!"
Categories: Websites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 21, 2013
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