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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Use your left ear to detect lies
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Is Peter Lynds a Hoax?
Recently a 27-year-old New Zealander named Peter Lynds has been getting a lot of attention. He's been hailed as the next Einstein because he's come up with an entirely new theory of time. And he's done this without having any formal qualifications as a physicist. But suggestions that Peter Lynds may be nothing more than a hoax have been cropping up. Some have even doubted the guy's existence. The Guardian investigated and found that Lynds was real enough, but that his work hasn't exactly wowed everyone in the Physics community. And that thing about him being the next Einstein... that may trace back to an offhand remark by Lynds himself.

Update 8/17/03: A visitor has posted an interesting theory that Peter Lynds is really a 17-year-old radio student who's been sending out press releases about himself under the pseudonym of Brooke Jones. I guess Peter Lynds could resolve this whole issue by just making a public appearance somewhere. Of course, it could be that he's waiting for an invitation.
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Science
Posted by The Curator on Sat Aug 16, 2003
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