The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Great Emu Scam of 2012
Indian newspapers are reporting the exposure of a major scam involving emu farming. Thousands of people were promised that in return for a modest investment in an emu farm, they soon would be earning thousands of rupees every month. They were led to believe this on the basis of the supposedly massive demand for emu meat and emu-oil cosmetics. The scam was exposed when investors realized that their monthly payments were failing to materialize. [thehindu.com, indiatimes.com]
Categories: Animals, Scams
Posted by The Curator on Sun Aug 12, 2012
Comments (2)
I thought emu farms were always a scam, even when they were legit.
Posted by George P  on  Sun Aug 12, 2012  at  07:50 PM
I've heard this pop up every so often. Ostrich farms, too.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Mon Aug 13, 2012  at  03:05 PM
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