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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Quick Links: Dec. 22, 2007
MAVAV Strikes Again
The State of New York produced an educational video to warn about the dangers of video games. The video includes a list of "resources" parents can visit to learn more, one of which is the website of "Mothers Against Videogame Addiction and Violence." Obviously the state of New York hasn't been reading this website, since we listed MAVAV as a hoax back in 2004.

Chuck Norris Sues
Chuck Norris is suing the publisher and author of The Truth About Chuck Norris for "trademark infringement, unjust enrichment and privacy rights." Plus, he disputes the claim that his tears cure cancer.

Painting in the Nude
Dennis Tawis created a lot of controversy in the town of Millville, New Jersey, when advertised that he would paint in the nude at a public event. He stayed true to his word, but he never disrobed.

Dairy Tax Hoax
When I first saw the headline of this story, I assumed they had misspelled "diary". But no, they mean "dairy". Some guy claimed over $2000 in tax refunds on account of his dairy, which didn't exist.
Categories: Art, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Sat Dec 22, 2007
Comments (5)
Note from NZ: "dairy" is most commonly used here to refer to a small shop selling milk, bread, papers and other basics; elsewhere called a corner shop or general store. It can also mean a dairy farm, but most likely the shop is meant here.
Posted by Wendy  in  Wellington, NZ  on  Sat Dec 22, 2007  at  06:45 PM
I bet the Chuck Norris case gets dismissed because "it's a parody" and therefore anyone can do what they want against him.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Dec 22, 2007  at  10:24 PM
.. okay now i want that chuck norris book... it would have been a perfect gift for a certain friend too
Posted by JoOdd  on  Sun Dec 23, 2007  at  11:00 PM
Alex, why would there be a tax on diaries?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Brenham, Texas  on  Tue Dec 25, 2007  at  11:00 PM
I note the heavy restrictions palced upon nudity in the one article here.

Reminds me of the local NZ morals campaigner/psychologist, Dr. Van Der Hoorst, who once claimed that nudity caused violence and crime; she made the broad prediction that any city which completely removed nude art, public and private nakedness and all such from its borders would have no crime within a few hours of doing so for as long as it was banned.

The Maxim Institute here in NZ was involved in the idea at one stage - never has been tried though.
Posted by DFStuckey  in  AUckland New Zealand  on  Fri Feb 15, 2008  at  04:07 AM
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