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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Daria Movie Rumor Page
Here's the Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page. I'll let its creator, Barry Edelman, describe it in his own words:
I just finished your book and I loved it. I had to check out the site,
which is also good. Since you have a section on hoax sites, I had to submit
mine. My brother and I, annoyed by bad Hollywood movies based on television
shows (and bad Hollywood movies in general), for a few years maintained a site
called The Unofficial Daria Movie Rumor Page. The premise is that the MTV
cartoon series _Daria_ has been turned into a movie starring Jennifer Love
Hewitt in the title role. (The title role, being an intelligent, sarcastic
loner with a monotone voice, is probably the last character Hewitt would be
cast to play.) Although the page is explicitly labeled a parody (see the
bottom of the page) and some of the rumors reported are rather improbable, many
people have written in to express their outrage at the movie industry doing
such a thing, or, occasionally, to submit their own rumors. (Interestingly,
the actual writing of the page was disrupted by a hoaxer on a Yahoo! club, who
repeatedly submitted fraudulent news articles, which produced a few interesting
plot twists in the rumors.) Enjoy.
Categories: Entertainment, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jul 26, 2003
Comments (1)
ooh, I'm agree with Barry completely
Posted by Miron  in  USA  on  Thu Jul 28, 2005  at  07:30 AM
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