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September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
A black lion: real or fake?
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Nessie Does New York
Apexart, in New York City, is currently hosting an exhibition titled "Nessie Does New York: Monetizing Myth, Legend & Culture." It's basically a collection of Nessie, Bigfoot, and Chupacabra-related kitsch.

Their downloadable exhibition brochure poses this question:

Is it the marketing of myth, or the myth of marketing that keeps these creatures alive? (Who knows?)
In other words, is it that we want to believe there's a small chance Bigfoot might show up on a logging road after we've savagely clear cut his habitat and ask for a room at the zoo and a royalty check? Or because no trip to Scotland would be complete without the requisite photo on the banks of Urquhart Bay while eating a sack of chocolate Loch Ness "droppings," and then buying a shot glass and a set of Nessie-emblazoned golf balls "for your friend"?


Where were the chocolate Nessie droppings when I was in Loch Ness? I didn't see those anywhere, and I definitely would have bought them.
Categories: Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jul 21, 2008
Comments (4)
Man i wish it was a traveling exhibit. Cant afford to go to new york anytime soon.
Posted by Tim  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  02:24 AM
Picture here.
Posted by outeast  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  07:57 AM
Rather small droppings for such a large beastie.
Posted by MadCarlotta  in  Canada  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  10:33 AM
They chop them up to get them in the chocolate-coating machine.
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  Teddington, UK  on  Thu Jul 24, 2008  at  07:54 PM
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