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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Fake Fish Photos
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Fake Sports Reporter
As a representative of Westchester Cable Services, Mark Sabia has been allowed into press boxes at sports games for years. The one problem is that Westchester Cable Services doesn't exist. The teams finally figured out he didn't belong there (but it was a good scam while it lasted):

Sabia, who lives in Ossining, was arrested Monday when he showed up to cover Opening Day at Shea and was charged with scamming season passes for almost all of New York's professional teams, as well as for several World Series and League Championship Series dating to 1998. He was charged with five felony counts of falsifying business records and 16 misdemeanor counts ranging from petit larceny to criminal impersonation.
Categories: Journalism, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 17, 2005
Comments (5)
Fake sports? like: Fauxball? Hoaxketball? Baselessball? Lieyaking? Liecycling? I'm confused
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  12:53 AM
petit larceny? whatever happened to petty?
Posted by surreal  in  chi-town  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  02:21 AM
Hairy, I think they're referring to Professional Wrestling.... wink
Posted by Silentz  in  general  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  06:04 PM
Now all they have to do is start throwing the hacks out of the pressbox who also are impersonating reporters but actually write for the fishwraps.......
Posted by booch  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  06:28 PM
None.
Posted by Rob Miller  in  Other  on  Tue Apr 27, 2010  at  12:55 AM
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