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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Fake Fish Photos
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The worms inside your face
Quick Links: Jan. 29, 2008
Russian election draws eccentric candidates
Four empresses are running, as well as a tsar.

Fake tickets offer strange message
Police in Boulder are warning drivers to be on the lookout for fake parking tickets that bear this cryptic message: "The foregoing is falsely alleged upon personal initiative. This ticket hereby notes discredibility. Remember: Things could be worse. Get over yourself."

I'm Not Dead Yet
Polish resident Piotr Kucy is trying to convince officials that he isn't dead, but the bureaucrats are proving hard to convince.

Con Artist Poses as Heath Ledger's Dad
Soon after Heath Ledger died, a man claiming to be his father contacted Tom Cruise and John Travolta, seeking emotional support and free plane tickets. Why he contacted Cruise and Travolta, I don't know. Was Heath Ledger a scientologist?
Categories: Death, Identity/Imposters, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 30, 2008
Comments (2)
For the Ledger story...maybe they were easiest to con. Saying you need emotional support will have them getting out their free personality tests & flying him right into their closest airports. (Although, for Travolta...there was recently a big accident on the Jumbolair runway...I wonder if he'd have to come by commercial airlines.)
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  04:39 PM
I dunno, Maegan. . .one of the key points of Scientology is that nothing is free: all of their services have to be paid for. Although maybe that only applies to official Scientology things, and they can give out free support on their own time.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  07:52 PM
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