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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
A black lion: real or fake?
Death by Lizards
I'm not sure whether or not this is a hoax, but it's definitely strange. Back in 1910 a young woman died in Akron, Ohio and the local doctor reported that the cause of her death was lizards living in her stomach. Common sense would say that this couldn't have been the case. Lizards couldn't survive for an extended period in the acid of a person's stomach. So did the doctor really believe lizards were the cause of the woman's death, or was he purposefully trying to make an outrageous claim? I don't know.
Categories: Death, Health/Medicine
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 11, 2003
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