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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Invisible Girlfriend
The premise of Invisible Girlfriend is that if you need to pretend that you have a girlfriend (for instance, if a guy is trying to hide the fact that he's gay) this company will provide you with convincing proof to back up your story.


Matt Homann, its founder, says, "This is the business of helping [clients] tell a lie — we’re thinking of it more as a shield — to have the excuse ready in hand and not have to be uncomfortable." [BuzzFeed]

Fake girlfriend services are not new. I've posted about quite a few of them here, including FakeGirlfriend.co, Cloud Girlfriend, Girlfriend Hire, and ImaginaryGirlfriends.com.

This market niche seems to have become quite crowded.







Categories: Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 27, 2013
Comments (2)
I think the trend started because of all of the holiday Hallmark movies.
Posted by TMB  on  Wed Nov 27, 2013  at  12:31 PM
Interesting that all the photos seem to be of the kind of well-photoshopped girl none of their customers could hope to pull in the first place.
Posted by Richard Bos  in  The Netherlands  on  Thu Nov 28, 2013  at  09:11 AM



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