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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
For Sale: The Minnesota Iceman
In an obscure corner of the site, I have a brief blurb about a hoax from the 1960s — the Minnesota Iceman. It was "a strange creature frozen in ice... exhibited at carnivals throughout the Midwest. It appeared to be some kind of neanderthal man."

My blurb ends by noting, "Its current whereabouts are not known." But this is no longer true! A few days ago it popped up for sale on eBay. The seller wanted $20,000 for it. And apparently the seller got that much, because it's already sold.

I have no idea who bought it, but if they were willing to pay that much, they must have felt pretty sure that it was the original Minnesota Iceman. (via Doubtful News)

Categories: Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 21, 2013
Comments (1)
Looking at the eBay feedback, it seems like the buyers were these folks - http://www.luckylizard.net/
Posted by Joe Littrell  on  Fri Feb 22, 2013  at  09:40 AM
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