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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Knee Trumpet
image Musicians will appreciate this. It's a little known instrument, popular back in the Middle Ages, known as the Tromba Da Gamba, or Knee Trumpet. According to Virgilanti (who managed to acquire one of these rare instruments): "It was gaining a lot in popularity by the start of the 17th century but encountered a bit of a PR problem in 1619 when, according to the story, the pope (presumably Pope Paul V) saw the instrument being played by a woman. He was shocked at the suggestiveness of the performance and made his displeasure very apparent. It wasn't long before most of the upper class throughout Europe regarded the instrument as crude and vulgar." (Thanks, Virge)
Categories: Entertainment, Folklore/Tall Tales
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 18, 2004
Comments (2)
I looked closely at the picture of the so called "Knee Trumpet". There are lots of 3D software packages that could produce the image. Lightwave, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Softimage, Strata, Truespace, etc...
I've been in the computer graphics industry for years and can spot the subtle clues, it's too perfect, a common sign of CG. smile
Posted by Lenny  in  Bay Area, Ca.  on  Sun Jun 20, 2004  at  09:12 PM
i didn't know the human knee could exhale
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Sat Jul 03, 2004  at  10:24 PM
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