The Museum of Hoaxes
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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Money-Sniffing Scam
A man posing as a deputy stole nearly $1000 from an Ohio couple by telling them they had to hand over the money so that his dog could sniff it for drug residue. From AP News:

the fake deputy knocked on the Waverly, Ohio, couple's motel room door last week. The man told the couple a drug raid just happened next door and a police dog needed to sniff all of their money. Kuzinsky says the couple handed over the money and the fake deputy got into a small gray car and drove off. Kuzinsky says the man flashed some sort of identification and pretended to talk into a handheld radio during the robbery.

The guy got lucky that the couple had $1000 in cash on them.
Categories: Scams
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 10, 2008
Comments (1)
It's the wallet inspector.
Posted by .|.  on  Wed Jun 11, 2008  at  01:29 AM
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