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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
A black lion: real or fake?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Jacob Hadcock: the new Craig Shergold
The Craig Shergold rumor strikes again. Jacob is a real kid, and he really has leukemia, but he isn't dying. But somehow word got out on the internet that he was dying, and that his last wish was to get christmas cards from everyone. So now the cards are pouring in by the thousands. Link: Associated Press.

Below is one of the youtube videos spreading the rumor.

Categories: Health/Medicine, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 17, 2009
Comments (3)
I'm dying (sometime in the next 50 or 60 years), and my wish is for everybody to leave the cards in the boxes, in the stores, and get on with their lives.

Thank you very much.
Posted by Big Gary  in  San Marcos, Texas  on  Thu Dec 17, 2009  at  12:46 PM
BG you forgot to post your address...how are we supposed to know where not to send the cards?
Posted by Canadarm  in  Toronto  on  Sat Dec 19, 2009  at  02:05 PM
Isn't "cards from everyone" more expensive than bikes, trains or nintendos?
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Mon Dec 21, 2009  at  02:21 PM
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