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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
A black lion: real or fake?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jesus Freakin
Here's a curious website just sent in by a visitor: JesusFreakin.com. It's the homepage for a new role-playing game in which you get to play Jesus Christ, who's just returned after 2000 years and is ready for revenge. The game has tag lines such as 'The time has come to thin the flock,' and 'After 2000 years, he's ready to cast the first stone.' In my opinion, it's definitely a hoax. First of all, the site and graphics are pretty amateurish, given that it's supposedly produced by a video game company (Last Stone Studios). Second, there's no evidence that this company exists. It lists a business address on a press release it issued, but this address is just a p.o. box at a Mail Boxes etc. Finally, just reading through the site, it seems pretty obvious that it's satire. But the website does link to a CafePress page where you can buy Jesus Freakin merchandise. My guess is that whoever created the site is trying to be controversial as a ploy to sell a few t-shirts.
Categories: Religion, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 22, 2003
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