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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Genuine Holy Water from Lourdes
Scam Alert! A company is sending out spam directing people to a website (http://www.0te.com/3) that sells genuine Holy Water from Lourdes. They boast that it's a miracle cure. "Holy Water can save you where medicine failed!" they proclaim. And it's yours for only $39.95. I'm tempted to believe that if you pony up $39.95 they really will send you genuine holy water from Lourdes. That's not the scam. The scam is that you can head on over to lourdeswater.com and buy the same stuff for less than half the price. So this company is tricking people into paying them $39.95 for a product that they then order elsewhere on the web for only $15. That's a nice scam and a quick way to pocket $25. I was curious who the website 0te.com was registered to and checked it out on whois.org. Turns out it's registered to some guy named Mike Richardson who lives in Atlanta, Georgia and works for a company called n26.com that sells teeth-whitening products. That's an odd combination of products: teeth-whiteners and Holy Water. Maybe you can gargle with their overpriced Holy Water after brightening your smile. Thanks to Philip Richmond for giving me a heads up about this holy water scam.
Categories: Con Artists, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 04, 2003
Comments (2)
I WISH TO ORDER 3 BOTTLES OF THE LOURDES WATER AT A $1.50 A BOTTLE
Posted by PATRICIA SEIBER  in  CALDWELL, IDAHO  on  Mon Aug 15, 2005  at  11:57 AM
I kinda like the thought of Raoul's Seltzer Water of Love, but he never mentioned any prices... not sure, but he may just be joshing... or Raouling, which is illegal in Utah
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Aug 15, 2005  at  12:53 PM
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