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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Quick Links: Mar. 18, 2008
Excuse of the Year
"A German lorry driver escaped a rap for driving while using a mobile phone - after claiming he was using it as an ear warmer."

Woman foretells future with asparagus
"Jemima Packington throws asparagus on the floor and makes her predictions based on the pattern. She said that some years ago she made a prediction that came true based on an asparagus pattern and realized she was on to something." Seems to me like it's as good a method as anything else.

Nostradamus delusion ends in murder
Matthew James Woodroffe-Hill believed he was Nostradamus' "son of the west". After suffering from increasingly paranoid delusions involving "spies, terrorists and mythical creatures" he stabbed a friend with a bayonet and then decapitated him.
Categories: Future/Time, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 19, 2008
Comments (1)
OK, four days and no comments. I'll open the bidding with the comment that throwing asparagus on the floor is probably the best use for it.

OK, the bit about the cell phone isn't as crazy as it first appeared. However, I wonder about judges who accept all these crazy excuses, even though this one seems a bit more legit than most. At least he didn't kill someone while high on Twinkies.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Mar 22, 2008  at  12:29 PM
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