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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Happy 50th Birthday, Piltdown Man!
The Piltdown Man skull is being taken out of storage this month and put on display at Britain's Natural History Museum, as part of the Pfizer Annual Science Forum. They're putting it on display in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the fraud (I guess it's better to celebrate when they discovered the fraud, rather than when the fraud was first perpetrated). The Washington Post has a good, informative article about the history of Piltdown Man.
Categories: Science
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 04, 2003
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