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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
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Lucina Sine Concubitu
Lucina Sine Concubitu translates roughly to 'pregnancy without intercourse.' Here's a site that uses a 'strange book' by this title published in 1772 as a launching-off point to explore the history of the subject. It's full of fascinating and odd details such as medieval church debates about exactly how the Virgin Mary was impregnated by the Holy Ghost: was it "by way of the ear, the gullet, the nose, by way of breathing into her God's breathe, hearing God's word, being Overshadowed by a Divine cloud, etc." Or the old Roman belief that mares can be made pregnant simply by "turning east and inhaling the wind from that direction." Or whether sperm can be carried on the wind. Some of the most amusing details are the excuses that women throughout history have come up with to explain to their husbands how they managed to get pregnant even though the two haven't been together recently, such as the excuse of this somewhat naive girl: "It's true that my husband has gone a long time ago, but we write each other..."
Categories: Birth/Babies, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 18, 2004
Comments (3)
next invention: inhalable sperm powder!
Posted by John  on  Fri Nov 19, 2004  at  07:39 PM
For some reason I keep reading that title as "Lucina Sine Cucurbitu," which would mean something like "Pregnancy without cucumbers."
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  09:36 PM
next invention: inhalable sperm powder!
Posted by John´┐Ż on Fri Nov 19, 2004 at 04:39 PM

Now we're going to see web sites with "nosal" sex
Posted by HA  in  Mexico City  on  Wed Apr 18, 2007  at  10:25 AM
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