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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Quick Links: Feb 6, 2008
Restaurant removes fake surveillance camera from bathroom
"A fake surveillance camera pointing into a bathroom stall of a Second Cup restaurant was taken down Monday after it sparked concerns from the chain's executives and the Quebec government. Second Cup franchisee Francois Turgeon recently installed the decoy camera in his downtown cafe hoping to ward off heroin users who reportedly left dirty needles in the men's bathroom."

Man complains that sex doll lost its moan
"Consumer officials in Romania have upheld a complaint from a man who said his inflatable doll had lost its moan... The man had also complained that the rubber doll deflated too quickly, local media said."

Masked robber forgets to keep mask on
Brian Waltermyer walked into a bank wearing a hood. "He handed a teller a note demanding money, and the teller told him to remove the hood. He did, giving the bank surveillance cameras a crystal-clear view of his face." He was arrested soon after.

Grandma hides cocaine in bra
Big Gary writes: "The only reason this is mildly interesting is it shows the Brassiere Brigade tradition is still alive in Florida."
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Feb 06, 2008
Comments (2)
Sadly, I live near the town where the robbery suspect lowered his hood for the bank employee. Even the Dollar Stores around here wont let you in if you are wearing a hoodie (sweatshirt with a hood)... so it puzzles me why the BANK let a guy in with the hood.
Posted by rainoubliette  in  Glen Rock, PA  on  Thu Feb 07, 2008  at  12:09 PM
There was a TV show - AMERICA'S DUMBEST CRIMINALS - or something like that which showed this sort of thing every week. So many criminals are just dumb. There was a guy here in Tucson a few years back who parked his car next to a marked police car, the uniformed police officer held the door open for the guy, and stood behind him in line. Naturally the guy tried to rob the bank. The only smart criminals are the politicians.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Feb 07, 2008  at  10:42 PM
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