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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Use your left ear to detect lies
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Goat-Gland Brinkley
Great article in the New York Press detailing the career of Dr. 'Goat-Gland' Brinkley, the man who made a fortune during the 1920s and '30s by selling a quack cure for male impotence that involved the implantation of goat glands. Incidentally Brinkley became so popular and such a powerful figure in American culture that he ran for governor of Kansas and would have won if the Democrats and Republicans hadn't rigged the election.
Categories: Health/Medicine
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 30, 2003
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