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Fake Bellies
Status: Fake body parts
image This could be useful at baseball games. It's the Beerbelly, "a removable spare tire that serves a stealth beverage." Basically it's a bladder that you fill with your drink of choice and strap around your belly, thereby (when worn beneath a shirt) camouflaging it as a beer gut. (Thanks to Emily de Saint Jores for the link)

The beer bladder would definitely be more fun to wear than the empathy belly, which is a "a multi-component, weighted 'garment' that will -- through medically accurate simulation -- enable men, women, teenage girls and boys to experience over 20 symptoms and effects of pregnancy." (I thought I had linked to the empathy belly before, but it didn't come up on a search of the site.)

And while you're at it, you might as well strap on a whizzinator prosthetic penis as well. To complete the theme, I would post a link to an artificial lactating breast, like the one featured in Meet The Fockers, but I don't think any company actually makes such a thing.
Categories: Body Manipulation
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 27, 2006
Comments (8)
After about a half hour, you've got yourself some warm belly beer. Eww.

Just pay the five bucks at the game or drink before you arrive.
Posted by Chris Carlisle  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  12:29 PM
Actually, real beer bellys are useful. Men need a roof over the tool shed.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  12:54 PM
There are "fake" lactating "breasts" that can be used to help an infant learn to nurse while a mother's milk is still coming in.

I've seen them mostly used for adoptive mothers. A very thin tube is taped to the breast, at the nipple, so the child suckles exactly the way it would if it were actually nursing from a milk-filled breast. The tube is attached to a bag of milk that is set somewhere so that the milk can empty. The suckling action will eventually produce actual lactation in a woman who was not pregnant.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  01:18 PM
I heard about these on the radio.
Posted by Ian  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  01:32 PM
Hey Chris, they discuss the warm beer issue on the website. You can freeze it before hand or purchase a "pleasure extender"...
Posted by Tru  in  Other Words  on  Thu Apr 27, 2006  at  04:47 PM
I saw some people going to the KY Derby one time (back when it was still the KY Derby)...and they were all medical staff. The just filled IV bags & strapped them to a girl's middle, to make her look pregnant. Also, a guy wore sort of wide leg pants & strappd some to his ankles. They were able to buy cups with ice (well, it might have had water in it previously...) and then used that to re-cool it. They were using bourbon & whiskey, though. Not something you'd typically refrigerate.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Fri Apr 28, 2006  at  12:18 PM
So, I can either drink frozen beer and develop frostbite on my stomach, insert ice packs and receive the same effect, drink warm belly beer, or shell out a few extra bucks at the baseball game.

Sadly, this item isn't solely designed to thwart the high concession prices at a pro sports arena. I imagine it is also being used to sneak alcoholic beverages into high school sporting events or other places beer isn't supposed to go.

But it is a decent novelty item, I'll give it that.
Posted by Chris Carlisle  on  Fri Apr 28, 2006  at  02:11 PM
Posted by quaneshia  in  crowley  on  Sat Mar 29, 2008  at  01:47 PM
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