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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Fake Fish Photos
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Boston Superboy
The Leicester Mercury has a short article on the strange case of seven-year-old Stephen O'Hara, the 'Boston Superboy' who was able to bend forged steel and break wood with his mind. His case attracted a lot of attention back in 1920, and was widely suspected to be a hoax, though he was examined by a professor from New York University who seemed convinced of the reality of Stephen's powers, stating that "the boy is surrounded by an extraordinarily strong magnetic field" (kind of like a real-life version of Magneto). Unfortunately Stephen lost his powers when he turned twelve. He died while serving in World War II, at the age of 30.
Categories: Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 22, 2004
Comments (3)
Too bad his powers didn't last until the war. They would have come in handy.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  02:57 PM
In what city did Boston Superboy live?
Posted by John  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  06:34 PM
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