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Holy Potato
Cranky Media Guy wants to know "Who in the press can we implore to PLEASE MAKE THIS NONSENSE STOP?"

He's referring to the most recent finding of a holy potato. From thelocal.de:

A potato destined for the fryer has become a holy relic to some Berliners after a woman cut it open only to find an image of a cross inside.
Birgül Balta, 49, was cutting potatoes for French fries at her home in Berlin's Charlottenburg district when the cross-shaped cavity inside one of the spuds stopped her cold.
"There was a strange sort of crackling sound like pressure was being released. When she opened it she found that - two perfect crosses," Balta's husband, Robert White, told The Local.

Of course, I assume Cranky knows the answer to his question. There is no one we can appeal to. The nonsense will never stop. Ever.

Related post: some other holy spuds
Categories: Pareidolia, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Thu May 08, 2008
Comments (11)
Yeah, it was really kind of a rhetorical scream for help.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  03:53 AM
How about Jesus in an ultrasound?


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,353230,00.html

Potatoes, trees, wombs - it's just impossible to escape the guy.
Posted by Nona  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  07:28 AM
But... but... by slicing it they could make Holy Potato Chips! Think of the eBay possibilities.

A genuine chip off the Holy Spud
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  11:50 AM
Cranky, why would you want the nonsense to stop? What would entertain us then?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Noonday, Texas  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  12:37 PM
I hope they'll save some eyes from this tater. If you could breed potatoes that consistently produced this pattern, slices of them could serve as all-natural communion wafers.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Noonday, Texas  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  12:39 PM
"Holy french-fries, Batman!!! Another vision..."
Posted by Christopher  in  Warm, sunny Florida!!!  on  Thu May 08, 2008  at  05:37 PM
Here's one of the 'ewwwww!' kind:

http://www.wlbz2.com/news/watercooler/article.aspx?storyid=86461
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  01:45 AM
"Cranky, why would you want the nonsense to stop? What would entertain us then?"

Are you not aware of the yeoman's work done by the fine people at Fox News Channel?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  04:14 AM
Cheesus
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Racdo8fwAaM
Posted by KSho  on  Fri May 09, 2008  at  11:57 PM
Things like this get media attention because the media just does not want to cover anything important - like the shoes I'm wearing.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Tue May 13, 2008  at  04:30 PM
And the woman was not even a christian - she was muslim.
Posted by Andocker  in  Zurich  on  Tue May 20, 2008  at  07:48 AM
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