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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Internet For Sale
image Someone has placed the internet up for sale on eBay. The seller assures us that "This is serious. Comes with original certificate of authenticity." According to the picture accompanying the auction, the internet looks a bit like a shiny black ball. The certificate of authenticity, however, looks like it's been printed out on a home inkjet printer. If memory serves me, this joke about putting the internet up for sale has been done before, and yet the current seller has already made at least $27, so they're the one laughing all the way to the bank. (via Red Ferret Journal)
Categories: eBay, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 28, 2004
Comments (4)
Looks like the auction may have been taken down. I clicked the link and it is no longer there. Hahaha...oh well.
Posted by Matthew  in  Oregon  on  Mon Jun 28, 2004  at  11:38 PM
That didn't last long. Well, there wasn't much more to it than I described above.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Jun 29, 2004  at  12:08 AM
There's no link because he sold that bit of the internet already...........

raspberry wink
Posted by aw  in  Glasgow  on  Wed Jun 30, 2004  at  08:31 AM
I think I recognize that image. It appears to be a black and white version of one of the electronic eyes of the AI computer HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stabley Kubric

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/

Here's one picture of HALs 'eye'. There are lots of others on-line.

Posted by old hat  on  Wed Apr 12, 2006  at  04:43 AM
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