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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Popemobile on eBay
image A 'popemobile' is up for sale on eBay (in Germany). It's a used car that once belonged to someone named 'Josef Kardinal Ratzinger'. The new pope hasn't lived in Germany for over twenty years, and doesn't need to drive himself around. So it's unlikely that the car was his. Nevertheless, bidding has already reached some obscene amount. But all the bids are probably hoaxes. (thanks to Casey for the link)
Categories: eBay
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 29, 2005
Comments (8)
Heard this on the radio this morning! Wondered about posting it in the forum...Thanks for saving me the work, Alex...
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  02:10 AM
It's very likely that the car was reimported to Germany by 2005. The original documents were confiscated and scrapped. The new papers say "last known/named previous owner" was Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger. I don't know whether that gets checked by the authorities. Maybe they'd even believe you if you claimed the previous owner had been, say, George W. Bush. If this is a fraud then it's certainly a clever one.
Posted by Jay Sauerkraut  in  Germany  on  Fri Apr 29, 2005  at  02:18 PM
Does it have rocket boosters and krypton-tipped missiles?
Posted by Citizen Premier  in  spite of public outcry  on  Sat Apr 30, 2005  at  08:29 PM
wink Unfortunately this is not a hoax. this is real.
Posted by JPII.  in  D  on  Tue May 03, 2005  at  10:36 AM
Yeah, it's only that the document says Rotzinger, while the pope's name is Ratzinger.
Posted by ivv  on  Tue May 03, 2005  at  08:36 PM
It's been bought by the same casino that bought the Virgin Mary toast, according to BBC news
Posted by Owen  in  comprehensible  on  Sat May 07, 2005  at  08:56 AM
1. Kardinal means more or less pastor, it
Posted by wegi  on  Fri Jun 16, 2006  at  10:27 PM
yeah right wegi it definitely IS the pope's car he lived in germany nearly all his live and why shouldn't he have owned a car himself? funny americans smile
Posted by donkov  in  germany  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  09:05 AM
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