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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
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imagePac-Man Hits The Road
Wright County sheriff Gary Miller was amused to see that, where Highway 55 has painted ovals on the road to show drivers how far apart they should be, some anonymous artist had added a Pac-Man.

Man Made to Wear 'I AM A LIAR' Sign
Having lied to the police about having been abducted, Craig Breuwet was made to walk up and down a busy street wearing a sign stating 'I AM A LIAR', rather than facing trial.

Fake $1,000 Water Bills
A suburban NY village, frustrated at those residents who dodge the water meter checks, have started sending out fake water bills to non-responsive inhabitants.
Categories: Art, Business/Finance, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by Boo on Sat Dec 23, 2006
Comments (6)
I'm not really against it, but does being made to wear a sign saying "I am a liar" come under cruel and unusual punishments at all?
Posted by Owen  on  Sat Dec 30, 2006  at  07:16 AM
No new hoaxes for a while...
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Sat Dec 30, 2006  at  03:55 PM
A woman drove off from one of the local gas stations here without paying, and she was made to stand in front of the gas station for a certain number of hours holding a sign saying something like, "I am a thief". The local ACLU raised a fuss, but she still had to go through with it.

It sounds like as good a punishment for crimes as any other. Making her hold that sign was no doubt humiliating to her, but then she's not supposed to feel happy and proud that she stole gas.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sat Dec 30, 2006  at  07:44 PM
"I'm not really against it, but does being made to wear a sign saying "I am a liar" come under cruel and unusual punishments at all?"

I've always been under the impression that "cruel and unusual" meant torture. Then again, you could argue that its psychological torture, but then again, any punishment is mentally taxing.
Posted by iflurry  on  Tue Jan 02, 2007  at  03:09 AM
Well, I still think it's funny, I'm just being awkward. Maybe it's unusual but not too cruel, which makes it ok?
Posted by Owen  on  Sun Jan 14, 2007  at  04:46 PM
If he is advertising that he is a liar, how can anyone believe him?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Jan 18, 2007  at  05:06 PM
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