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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Marvin’s Marvelous Museum Video
This will be the last video I post of one of my trips (for now). I took this one last year, sometime in July, at Marvin's Marvelous Museum in Farmington Hills, Michigan (right outside of Detroit). I was visiting Marvin's Museum because it contains a fake copy of the Cardiff Giant, but the real attraction there is all the bizarre mechanical marvels and coin-operated machines on display. (Though the museum seems to make most of its money from video games.) This video shows Marvin demonstrating one of the machines to me and my wife. If you're ever in the Detroit area, I would highly recommend making the trip to see Marvin's Museum. But bring along a lot of quarters so that you can play with the machines.

Categories: Exploration/Travel, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed May 24, 2006
Comments (2)
wow... a fake copy. cooool
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Thu May 25, 2006  at  04:13 AM
That particular machine was featured in a music video for the band RUSH, the song being "Mystic Rhythms".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dheXKob8yfc&search=Mystic Rhythms

Lots of closeups of it in the video, I had no idea that it was a coin operated mechanism, I always figured it was just a complex art sculpture.
Posted by Farx  in  Providence  on  Thu Jun 01, 2006  at  11:31 AM
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