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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Bullet Proof Baby
image Bullet Proof Baby is an online store that claims to sell "all sorts of light weight heavily tested military standard body armor for babys and toddlers." For instance, it offers bullet-proof strollers, bullet-proof cribs, infants 'my first' gas mask, baby bomb blankets, toddler tasers, baby riot helmets, and ultra light kiddie riot shields. Here's the description for the baby flak jacket.
Smart multi-role protection for your baby in a style that is duplicated throughout the world. Velcro adjustable shoulders and side closures which allow a smooth comfortable fit for babies of any age. Bullet proof baby armor will protect your child from Ballistics, Knife, Spike, Syringe & Slash as well as bomb blasts to 400 m/s.

It's all a thinly disguised promotional site for the new Clive Owen movie, Shoot 'Em Up, as evidenced by the numerous ads for the movie throughout the site. If you actually try to order anything, you discover that it's all out of stock.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Military, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 06, 2007
Comments (3)
You know.. You need a new catagory: 'Viral Marketing'
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Fri Sep 07, 2007  at  06:16 AM
Good idea. Though I do have the advertising category.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Fri Sep 07, 2007  at  02:17 PM
Over here in the UK many baby shops are selling stuff for paranoidly protective parents.
Posted by Greg Stevens  in  Muddlewich, England  on  Thu Jul 03, 2008  at  05:50 AM
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