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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Fake Abductions More Common Than Most People Realize
The abduction of Audrey Seiler, and subsequent revelation that she had faked the abduction herself, has been generating a lot of media attention. But in an interview with the Newhouse News Service, Ben Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, points out that cases like this are far more common than most people realize. By his estimate, they occur about three of four times a month, but most of the cases slip under the media's radar. In the early stages of the Seiler case, when she was first found, Ben actually emailed me betting me $10 that the case would turn out to be a hoax. Luckily, I didn't take that bet.
Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Law/Police/Crime, Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 13, 2004
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