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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Maleek Seeks Help
Nairobi singer Moses Kamunya (aka Maleek) posted on facebook that his daughter had died. Sympathetic friends then sent him money to help with the funeral costs. But when people showed up at the mother's house for the funeral, (the mother being the Maleek's former girlfriend), she hit the roof because her daughter was still very much alive. Maleek now explains that "the devil had misled him." However, he doesn't seem quite ready to return the money.

Apparently Maleek is fairly well known in Nairobi for a song titled "Who's Gonna Help."

City singer 'kills' his child on Facebook
standardmedia.co.ke

A city singer has admitted he collected Sh300,000 by claiming on Facebook that his daughter had died. Furious friends told The Nairobian that Moses Kamunya aka Maleek lied to them that his four-year-old girl had died and he needed contributions for the hospital bill and funeral expenses.
Categories: Scams
Posted by The Curator on Fri Aug 23, 2013
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