The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Fake Predictions Seized
Here's an interesting short crime report from the China Post:

Hong Kong customs officers have seized nearly 1,500 fake fortunetelling books that contain published predictions for the wrong year, a customs official said Sunday. The fake books, which were seized Friday, purport to offer predictions for the next Chinese calendar year, the Year of the Rooster, but their texts are lifted from published predictions for previous years, said Customs and Excise Department official Chiu Yuk-hung. The fakes were published under the names of local fortune tellers and legitimate publishers, he said.

I wonder if the police were most worried about the plagiarism, or protecting the public from potentially inaccurate predictions?
Categories: Future/Time
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 05, 2004
Comments (2)
It's nice to see that SOMEBODY is working to make sure the fortune-telling business is completely on the up-and-up. confused
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Dec 06, 2004  at  04:25 PM
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