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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Manhattan School Employees Behaving Badly
Two stories have been in the news recently about Manhattan school employees who were somewhat derelict in their commitment to the truth.

The first was Joan Barnett, a parent coordinator, who, in order to get two-and-a-half weeks of vacation, claimed her daughter "Xinia Daley Herman" had died. Her mistake: she submitted a death certificate with weird, misaligned fonts. When busted, she initially claimed her daughter really had "died of a heart condition." But eventually she broke down and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. It's not clear from the article if she really had a daughter with that name. Link: National Post

The second is teacher Mona Lisa Tello, who submitted a fake jury duty letter to get out of class for two weeks. Her mistake: the letter was full of misspellings ('trail' instead of 'trial,' 'manger' instead of 'manager'). Link: NY Daily News

Both Barnett and Tello lost their jobs. So now they have all the vacation time they could possibly want.
Categories: Bad Excuses, Education, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 12, 2012
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