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Status: hoaxGet a tan as you sit in front of your computer by logging onto ComputerTan.com:
The Times Online reveals that the site is actually a hoax created by the UK skin cancer charity Skcin "to raise awareness of skin cancer in the UK." However, within only 24 hours, 30,000 people had registered their interest in getting a "computer tan" before the site was revealed to be a hoax.
This isn't the first online tanning salon we've seen. Back in 2004 I posted about sunnysite.com.
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We'd better pray that it's a hoax. If computer screens really do give out UV light, we're all busy getting skin cancer and cataracts as we sit at our keyboards.Posted by Big Gary in South Padre Island, Texas on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 12:36 PM
Ooh, just think. Pasty white nerds would become so tanned no one would even recognize them!Posted by AqueousBoy on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 06:23 PM
Wouldn't they just turn as orange as anyone else who fake-n-bake's? Or sprays it on.Posted by Charles in Michigan on Thu Feb 05, 2009 at 08:45 PM
I'm going to start using computer monitors for my grow-op.Posted by Canadarm in Toronto on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 11:14 AM
This is in line with the "pregnancy tester" website I came across a few years ago. The girls here had a laugh when I ran it on myself and turned up pregnant. Not bad for a fifty year old guy.Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 12:11 PM
So YOU were the "pregnant man, KDP!Posted by Cranky Media Guy on Sat Feb 07, 2009 at 03:48 AM