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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Photoshopped Kitten in Defamation Suit
Stewart Bright lived with Marjorie Hervey, founder of the Hervey Foundation for Cats, a charity for injured cats. But when Bright and Hervey had a falling out, "Bright accused Ms Hervey of needlessly killing kittens and emailed about 600 supporters of the charity with an attached picture showing a hand with a gun pointing at a kitten with its front paws up as if surrendering."

That's pretty damning evidence, though not in the way Bright hoped. The picture was recently entered into evidence in court to prove that Bright was guilty of sending phoney emails, and also needed a psychiatric assessment.
Categories: Animals, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 05, 2007
Comments (6)
Hmm. That kitten looks vaguely familiar. LOL
Posted by Tah  in  Idaho (Yes, Idaho)  on  Wed Dec 05, 2007  at  01:22 AM
Almost in every formum of the planet there is someone with that avatar!!
Posted by Al from Italy  on  Wed Dec 05, 2007  at  04:56 AM
Heh, I thought the same thing, Tah. wink
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Wed Dec 05, 2007  at  05:43 AM
Hah! How do we know the kitten wasn't reaching for a concealed weapon?
Posted by David B.  on  Thu Dec 06, 2007  at  07:33 AM
Sending phoney emails is illegal? So if I got this in my intray, and giggled, and sent it on, that's illegal? And it shows he neesd pyschiatric help? It's a joke! Why does that show he's insane?
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Fri Dec 07, 2007  at  07:17 AM
Did he send that e-mail out as a joke, though, Nona? The picture itself might have been a joke, but the claim about killing animals might have been libel.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Dec 07, 2007  at  06:47 PM
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