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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Emancipator Bubble
image Even though I'm not very proficient in Spanish, I'm pretty sure that the Emancipator Bubble is a hoax. According to the machine translation, the Emancipator Bubble "is an inflatable cockpit, with bubble form, that allows you independent living without leaving the familiarity of your house." In other words, it's a large inflatable bubble that you live in, instead of just living in your room. It comes in various models, such as the Sexmancipator. This racy model is "Made with a plastic similar to the latex and with an interior permanently lubricated. It incorporates a small vibrating motor. It is totally soundproof towards the outside." I think the concept of the Emancipator Bubble is a marketing concept dreamed up by a bubble gum company. (via We Make Money Not Art)
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Posted by The Curator on Fri Jan 21, 2005
Comments (7)
Hoax indeed. The basic instructions have some fake Japanese. It's in katakana, but it makes no sense at all.
Posted by Kentaro Mori  on  Fri Jan 21, 2005  at  01:15 PM
Drat. I could have used that for my husbands "dog house" when he gets on my last nerve! cheese
Posted by Myst  on  Fri Jan 21, 2005  at  05:56 PM
and now for something completely different...(would have gone on the forums except they're not working with me today):

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00067F1CE/qid=1106249151/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl236/102-9441308-8568106?v=glance&n=507846

eheh.
Posted by surreal8  on  Sat Jan 22, 2005  at  06:08 AM
Wow. I am definately buying that!!!!
Posted by davetolomy  on  Sun Jan 23, 2005  at  05:19 AM
I'm not really sure I understand what it does. You can live in a small bubble, instead of just your room. You are still dependent upone your parents for the water, phone, etc...

So, it doesn't really make you feel emancipated. Plus, this space is a hell of a lot smaller than your room & if your parents were smart, they'd figure out a way to tape you in, so you'd quit bugging them.

It's totally a hoax.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Jan 23, 2005  at  12:21 PM
I don't quite understand the point either. Probobly would be easier to understand if it was in English, but then again, maybe not. Seems a bit silly.
Posted by Glamcat  on  Wed Jan 26, 2005  at  05:50 PM
As far as I know, the Emancipator Bubble is some kind of art project, more than an actual product. It's been conceived by a group of artists from Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) as a sarcastic response to the high prices of flats here, which make very difficult to emancipate from one's parents. They've had plenty of press coverage, although, so I don't know if they'll eventually sell actual bubbles.
Posted by Enfisema  in  Spain  on  Thu Jan 27, 2005  at  06:48 AM
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