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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
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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