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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Use your left ear to detect lies
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
70-Year-Old Reservist Called Up to Serve
Ted Wallace thought it was a little odd when he received orders to report for duty at Fort Irwin. Odd, because Ted is 70 years old. Everyone knows that the army is relying heavily on reservists to fight the war in Iraq, but has the situation really become so desperate that they're rounding up the septuagenarians? But Ted was ready to go. He only asked that his call-up be deferred until after his knee-replacement operation. Luckily for Ted, he won't be shipped out to Iraq. The orders turned out to be a practical joke engineered by his son-in-law, who confessed only after Ted and his army orders had been featured on local TV.
Categories: Military
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 25, 2004
Comments (4)
I think it's sweet that he was gonna go!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Mon Oct 25, 2004  at  01:43 PM
Yeah, that old man is a true patriot!
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Mon Oct 25, 2004  at  11:21 PM
There is an old saying that if we drafted old men (such as most Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senators, Representatives, and Secretaries of Defense) instead of young men, there would be very few wars.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Tue Oct 26, 2004  at  08:39 PM
I think that's true.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL, USA  on  Wed Oct 27, 2004  at  10:08 AM
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