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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
A black lion: real or fake?
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Glass-Eaters Sentenced
Here's a couple that were making a career out of the inappropriate things found in food scam.

Ronald Evano and his wife Mary would go to a restaurant, purposefully eat glass, get themselves hospitalized, and then threaten to sue the restaurant. They did this at least a dozen times and collected over $200,000 in compensation. The AP reports:
Evano said in court that he and his wife ate the glass because they needed money. "We would go to a restaurant, and I'd say I had glass in my food," Evano said. "Then I would go to the hospital and say I was in pain." Over the years, one or both claimed to have eaten glass at establishments in Braintree and Quincy, Mass.; Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Md.; Washington D.C.; Providence, R.I.; and Midlothian, Va. The couple used false names, Social Security numbers and identity cards. Evano is in custody and is to be sentenced next month. He could receive up to 100 years in prison.
The things some people will do for money.
Categories: Con Artists, Food
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 16, 2007
Comments (4)
They'd possibly got away with it if they'd just done it once.
Posted by Sharruma  in  capable of finishing a coherent  on  Thu Aug 16, 2007  at  05:50 PM
If they had taken jobs at one of those restaurants, they'd have made way more than $200,000 over those years, without even having to eat any glass.
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Thu Aug 16, 2007  at  11:32 PM
How much of that $200,000 was spent on medical bills? Or did they scam the hospitals also?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Fri Aug 17, 2007  at  08:35 PM
The Al Glassa Terrorist cell has been busted, he should be rectally fornicated with either a broken Pepsi or Coke bottle to teach the public about the evil nature of food tampering

In June Al Winstona was busted for threatening to inject HIV into beef sold in the UK at Tesco supermarkets.
Posted by Akbar Khan  on  Sat Aug 18, 2007  at  03:47 PM
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