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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Carl Spangler
A reporter at the Roswell Daily Record gets fired for printing a quote he claimed to have gotten from a groundskeeper at a local golf course named 'Carl Spangler.' In reality, the quote came from Bill Murray's character in Caddyshack, 'Carl Spackler.' The quote referred to a new type of hybrid grass developed by the groundskeeper that had this amazing feature: "you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on the stuff."
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 07, 2003
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