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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Cursed by Allah
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Ground Control to Major Abacha Tunde
The Register has posted a great Nigerian Bank Scam email that it received. I get these emails all the time, and typically they come from people claiming to be either relatives of (or bankers of) deposed third world leaders who have huge amounts of money trapped in a bank account somewhere. They need your help to move the money out of the country. But this email that the Register received claims to come from a relative of a Nigerian astronaut trapped in space. He has a huge amount of back-pay accrued, and just needs your help to access the cash in order to get home. Very inventive. I wonder if the author of the letter actually expected to snare any victims with this, or just did it as a joke.
Categories: Email Hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 18, 2004
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