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The worms inside your face
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
A black lion: real or fake?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Cursed by Allah
Plastic Turkeys and Ploughman Lunches
The Guardian has an editorial piece about Bush's recent Turkey-gate scandal (the photo-op in Iraq with the inedible turkey). But Mark Lawson, the author of the article, points out that the bread-and-cheese pub food known as a ploughman's lunch is also a bit of a fake. Ploughman's lunches "claimed to link yuppies in pubs to their ancestors who toiled on the soil" but the seemingly traditional lunch was actually "an invention of the contemporary advertising and catering trades." I've enjoyed quite a few ploughman's lunches, and I never knew that.
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 07, 2003
Comments (1)
It's worth noting that the plastic turkey claim is a myth - the turkey had been prepared as a trophy turkey (ie not for serving) but it was actually a real roasted bird. Just to be clear:)
Posted by outeast  in  praha  on  Thu Jul 20, 2006  at  08:02 AM
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