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Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Muslim Messiah Hoax
I suppose this is no different than thinking that the Virgin Mary has appeared in a stain on a hospital window or flocking to see a weeping statue of Mary, but somehow it seems even more bizarre. For the past two weeks hundreds of Muslims have been making a pilgrimage to a West German University Clinic to see the Messiah being breastfed by his dead mother. They've been drawn there by a rumor spread via Turkish websites. According to the rumor, a Muslim woman died while giving birth to Allah's chosen son. She was buried, but later dug up (why?) and found to still be alive, although her entire body was burned except for her breasts. Allah ordered her to breast-feed the Messiah, and then die again forty days later (wasn't there a James Bond movie with a title like that?). A clinic spokesman told the media that people have been coming from as far away as the Netherlands, and that the clinic eventually had to call in security guards to turn away some of the people who refused to believe that the Messiah wasn't there. No one can find the original internet posting that sparked this whole crazy thing, but the rumor has been discussed on turkdunya.de where one person reportedly claimed to have seen the Messiah's mother. (thanks to Big Gary for sending me a link about this... Gary, this story does appear to be true, so I guess people will believe anything)
Categories: Religion
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jun 26, 2004
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