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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Oversized Biceps
I wish these pictures were fake, but they appear to be real. They show bodybuilder Greg Valentine. He got his arms that big by injecting a combination of steroids directly into them. At the risk of being insensitive, I'd say the results look pretty gross. In fact, his biceps no longer look like real biceps at all. They look like strange tumors growing out of his arm. It's a wonder that his biceps are functional at all. (via ChrisDiClerico.com)
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Categories: Photos/Videos, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Mon Feb 28, 2005
Comments (47)
That is friggin nasty as hell.
Posted by elementc  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  02:27 AM
I'd have to say the google adds for steroids are badly misplaced.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  03:22 AM
Like the third pic, of him in front of a cop shop in handcuffs. You'd think them nifty 'ceps of his could help him bust right out...
Posted by catlady  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  04:20 AM
It's gross..and the rest of his body is weirdly small.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  06:54 AM
Clearly this has gone beyond just bodybuilding, and into body modification. Not my thing; I think it's very odd, but it's his body, so he can do what he likes with it.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  07:31 AM
How did he get that shirt on?
Posted by Dog  in  VA  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  08:29 AM
He has boobs on his arms!
Posted by Loxx  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  11:36 AM
Ew, why did I click I on that link?
My eyes have scars burned into them and he was being interviewed by "Testosterone."
Example:
Testosterone: Are you in jail now or dead?
Greg Valentine: No. Me's a bad boy & stuff but I'm free now. Hee Hee.
Or something like that.
I hope it was worth all those way cool & macho steroids for in exchangee for the teeny tiny shriveled pee pee he surely has now.
Posted by Electra  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  12:43 PM
Idiots like that *deserve* to get brain cancer and the other side effects of steroids. Jeez louise! How stupid can you be? And the ads for steroids are weirding me out.
Posted by Elsie  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  03:08 PM
Yeah, if that guy isn't an advertisement for why NOT to use steroids, I don't know what would be. But that's the beauty of text-based ads. They have no clue about context.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  03:13 PM
When I go thru periods of intense physical activity, the muscles above my temples will pump up and pop out like brillo pads under my skin. It's tough being a mesomorph.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  06:25 PM
Paul in Holland. Thank you LOL
Posted by Peter  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  06:57 PM
Alex, how do you know his biceps are still functional?
I'd be surprised if that idiot can straighten his arm all the way.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  07:06 PM
I read the interview, and the guy claims his testicles are still 'the size of eggs.' He also insits he's not muscle bound. He seems like he might be an interesting person to talk to for a while, although his arms would be distracting.
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  07:20 PM
If only the guys at the gym I go to knew about this...they could skip all the grunting and the sweating and the hogging of the equipment...what an accomplishment to be proud of!

How does this guy take care of his, um, personal hygiene with those immobile arms? Sorry if that put any unpleasant images in anyone's head.
Posted by hippievet  on  Mon Feb 28, 2005  at  10:04 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I don't ever see any google text ads at museum of hoaxes. Am I blind???
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  12:05 AM
He looks like Spongebob when he tried getting "Anchor Arms," which are inflatable muscled arms. Of course, in the cartoon, the arms pop. I wouldn't want to stand next to this dude when he tries to open a jar of pickles!
Posted by Rain  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  12:24 AM
You really don't see any google ads, Razela? If you have javascript turned off, then you wouldn't see them. (you also wouldn't see other things, such as polls, or the smileys link). Or there's some other problem.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  01:15 AM
wow, he is like the opposite of really extreme anorexic girls who flaunt their ribcage

isnt their a condition called bigorexia?
Posted by joeodd  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  06:36 AM
If injecting steriods into a muscle caused just that muscle to grow then they'd be some awfully lopsided body builders out there.
There have been rumours for a while that some body builders have resorted to cosmetic silicon injections to increase the size of 'stubborn' areas or just so they can claim to have the biggest whatever.
Posted by Paul (the other one)  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  08:32 AM
Nope, I don't see any google ads at all. I don't think it's the javascript though. I can see smily's and polls (I went back and checked the paul harvey entry just to make sure). I use to see google ads on here, but that was before I had to reformat my computer. I just thought you had gotten rid of them. Now that I check my gmail account though, I find I don't have the usual google ads there either, and also on google.com itself after a search. I guess I should be happy I don't see ads, but I wonder if there's anything else I can't "see". Not only that, but the google text ads are usually pretty funny.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  10:48 AM
Ahh, what the hell..?! (paul in holland said it all)
Posted by Cal  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  11:26 AM
"I read the interview, and the guy claims his testicles are still 'the size of eggs.' "

Yes, ant eggs.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  12:55 PM
Joeodd said:
"isnt their a condition called bigorexia?"
Heh, there is now.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  12:56 PM
Good-taste never being my primary virtue, allow me to wonder aloud as to the effect should this combination of steroids be injected into the... shall we say, Love Muscle? You're welcome
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  01:36 PM
Hairy:
In general, taking steroids makes the male genitalia shrink, and often leads to temporary or permanent impotence.

Before the advent of Viagra and its analogs, though, there were some treatments for "erectile disfunction" that had to be injected directly into the male member at the appropriate time. These never caught on because most people (most men, I guess-- some women I know might have enjoyed it) were squeamish about sticking a needle into that particular body part during intimate moments.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  02:29 PM
Hence the derisive term: "Needle Dick". Sorry...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  03:16 PM
It's widely claimed now that some bodybuilders have the same kind of "body dismorphic disorder" as anorexics. No matter how big their muscles they see themselves as scrawny weaklings. This guy might be their March of Dimes poster child.
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Tue Mar 01, 2005  at  09:17 PM
Reminds me of one of those Terry Gilliam/Python animations come to life!

You know, the guy on the beach and the guy with the pump! *!Pop!* Waaaahoooo... I know you're smiling now!
Posted by Kingjiblo  in  Beijing, China  on  Wed Mar 02, 2005  at  02:51 AM
That's just wrong. And disgusting. Did I also mention that's it's wrong?
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Mar 02, 2005  at  06:35 AM
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