The Museum of Hoaxes
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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Google Content Blocker
Here's a good idea: Google Content Blocker. It allows you to block all that annoying content, so you only have to see the ads:

Google's mission is to organize the world's advertising for maximum exposure to Web users. Unfortunately, annoying Web content often overwhelms the page, causing many users to become distracted and overlook the ads. That's where Google Content Blocker comes in. It effectively blocks all Web site content, leaving only the advertisements...
After you install Google Content Block, just surf the Web as you normally do. When we find a site that has content, we will block that content so you see only the ads. It all happens automatically, with no effort on your part.

Brought to you by John Walkenback of J-Walk, who has also brought us the Nigerian Email Conference and the WiFi Speed Spray.
Categories: Advertising, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Fri May 13, 2005
Comments (5)
Oh good! I've been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks for posting it, now I'll never have to tolerant that stupid content again.
Posted by Rita  on  Fri May 13, 2005  at  08:40 AM
Whoops, in my excitement over this, I made a typo. I meant tolerate.
Posted by Rita  on  Fri May 13, 2005  at  08:41 AM
Brilliant! The ultimate destiny of the Internet has now been achieved.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri May 13, 2005  at  06:29 PM
By the way, many of the names on the "Nigerian e-mail conference" page are of real people-- African former heads of state, politicians, and so forth.
Posted by Big Gary in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri May 13, 2005  at  06:35 PM
These hoaxers obviously haven't experienced some of the banners and pop-ups I have. They block a site's content just fine by themselves.
Posted by Robert  in  Western Australia  on  Mon May 16, 2005  at  03:59 AM
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