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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Gummy Virgin Mary
Desmond and Amy Duguay of Turner, Maine claim that they found a piece of Dot gummy candy that resembles the Virgin Mary. They've put it up for sale on eBay, and bidding is currently at $215. [Bangor Daily News]


But some are crying hoax. The website corporatemal.com notes that there are Virgin Mary molds, which might have been used to create the Virgin Mary Dot.


However, the Duguays are sticking to their guns and insist their "Gummy Virgin Mary" is no hoax. In response to the accusations, they've posted this message on their eBay auction page:

I have seen pictures of the mold with a tape measure next to it and it is larger than the Holy DOT. All I can say is that I purchased the box of DOTs unopened from RiteAid in Auburn, ME. I have not altered the DOT in any way. I think that the only logical explanation here is that there has been some divine intervention that placed this Holy DOT in my box. You know, with the resignation of the Pope it may be possible that we have some sort of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" scenario playing out here... The Holy Dot was my Golden Ticket! Now all i have to do is get myself to the Vatican and try not to drink all the "Blood of Christ" and turn into a giant grape like how Violet Beauregarde turned into a giant blueberry.
Categories: eBay, Pareidolia
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 06, 2013
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