The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Buddha Rays
In Sri Lanka millions of people have been flocking to temples, and causing massive traffic jams, after the local media reported that images of the Buddha were emitting "miracle rays." I'm not sure what miracles these rays are supposed to have caused (or is it their mere existence that's miraculous), but apparently you need to stare real hard before you're able to see them, and the rays only come out of colored Buddha pictures:
A white line could be seen running along the point where Buddha's saffron robes met the lighter shade of the right open shoulder after gazing into the image for a few minutes. This was explained by experts as an optical illusion and not a miracle.
Or maybe it'll turn out to be monks with laser pointers.
Categories: Religion
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 07, 2006
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