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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Myth of Holiday Suicide
According to urban legend, the holiday season sees a spike in suicides. But Scientific American notes that November and December actually have the lowest rates of suicide.

The reason is perhaps because "The increased emotional and social support during holiday time temporarily dims the feelings of despair and anguish for many depressed children and adults."

But unfortunately the holiday lull is followed by a peak of suicides in the Spring: "As winter thaws into spring, there is the hope for renewal that if not delivered can set into motion agitation and despair."
Categories: Death, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 17, 2013
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