The Museum of Hoaxes
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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Million-Dollar Phone Number
The phone number 135 8585 8585 recently went up for sale on the Chinese internet auction site EachNet.com, and fetched the staggering price of $1.1 million. The appeal of the number is apparently that when spoken in Chinese it sounds similar to the phrase "let me be rich be rich be rich be rich." Well, whoever shelled out that much for the number is going to be a little bit poorer now (though it looks like the phrase worked for the previous owner). But you have to suspect that it was a hoax bid.
Categories: eBay
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 16, 2004
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Northshore Process Service
1560 Sherman Ave., Ste. 301
Evanston, IL 60201
Posted by Sheila Williams  in  Tulsa  on  Wed Jan 09, 2008  at  12:02 AM
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