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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
American Merkin Company
image A merkin is a pubic wig. The term is also sometimes used as slang/shorthand for 'American.' Apparently actors doing nude scenes sometimes wear merkins. Heidi Klum did a scene involving an oversized, obviously fake merkin in the movie Blow Dry. But where, you might wonder, could a casual curiosity seeker ever get their hands on such a thing? Just head on over to the American Merkin Company (not safe for work, but only mildly so). Their motto is 'Handcrafting merkins for over 150 years,' and they offer a full range of this product in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Or at least, so they claim. They display a number at the bottom of their webpage which you can call and order some up (1-877-508-6307). I couldn't contain my curiosity about whether this company was for real, so I dialed them up, only to reach an operator who had never heard of them. So I guess the American Merkin Company is a hoax. Their motto should have been a tip-off.
Categories: Body Manipulation, Sex/Romance, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 28, 2004
Comments (1)
"Merkin" is slang for American? Very appropriate!
Posted by Meerkat  in  Australia  on  Fri Jul 28, 2006  at  09:20 PM
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