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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Quick Links: Dec. 12, 2007
Sextuplet husband gets three years
Remember that couple who pretended they had sextuplets last year? The guy has now been sentenced to three years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. His wife is still at large.

Pregnant lawyer made up abduction
"pregnant Ohio attorney Karyn McConnell Hancock confessed Monday to fabricating a story about being kidnapped by three people at gunpoint in Toledo last week." I'm going to start keeping track of these fake abduction cases. There are so many of them!

Fake office assumed role of government
A fake government office in northern India was collecting taxes, providing civic services, and even issuing birth and death certificates. Sounds like a good scam. Some say there's also a fake government here in the States, installed in the White House -- but unlike the one in India, it just collects taxes and doesn't provide any civic services.

Fake Poo Crisis Hits UK
A global shortage of quality providers of fake poo has led to a crisis that has affected more than just the comedy market.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Gross, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Thu Dec 13, 2007
Comments (4)
Alex, on the story about the sextuplet husband getting six years - am I the only one who sees a pun there? Granted it isn't a good oen, but really - a woman pretending to have had six kids at once being "at large" - come on.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  11:35 AM
Well, if the office was actually providing services, in what sense was it fake?
That's pretty much how we recognize a legitimate government, isn't it?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Crawford, Texas  on  Thu Dec 13, 2007  at  12:12 PM
"Some say there's also a fake government here in the States, installed in the White House -- but unlike the one in India, it just collects taxes and doesn't provide any civic services."

Nick commentary, jackass.
Posted by George  on  Sun Dec 16, 2007  at  10:44 AM
"Nick commentary, jackass"
Who, pray, is Nick? I think I can guess the jackass is named George.
Posted by Mikkel Larsen  in  Copenhagen  on  Tue Dec 18, 2007  at  07:41 AM
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