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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Mother poses as son’s wife
Christopher Crowe had pleaded guilty to domestic battery. When the judge asked his wife to stand up and state if she accepted the plea deal, 47-year-old Rebecca Crowe stood up and said she did. But Rebecca was actually his mother. (Let's hope she was just pretending to be his wife, and it wasn't anything weirder.) The court realized the deception when a prosecutor later saw a picture of Crowe's actual wife.

The article also notes: "Courtroom personnel later admitted they thought the woman looked too old." But that wouldn't have been a good basis for suspecting fraud because older woman/younger man matches are becoming much more common. The most frequently cited example are Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, who are 15 years apart in age, but I'm in this demographic too because my wife, Beverley, is ten years older than I am. Though she definitely would never be able to pass for my mother. I think I seem older than she does.
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 15, 2007
Comments (1)
The article doesn't actually say where the wife was during this whole proceeding...it would be interesting to know.

And I'm kind of in the complete opposite demographic. My husband and I are only a month apart in our ages (he was born in July, me in August) but I look about ten years younger than I am.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Aug 15, 2007  at  08:28 PM
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