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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Use your left ear to detect lies
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
RIP Robert Rines
Nessie Hunter Robert Rines died of heart failure yesterday in his Boston home. From Boston.com:

He was 87 and had spent the past 37 years lending his hefty intellectual bona fides to the search for a creature in the waters of Loch Ness.
"It looked like the back of an elephant," he told the Globe in 1997, recalling that moment in 1972 when he looked out the window of a friend's house in Scotland during a tea party and watched the curve of something he couldn't identify repeatedly disturb the water's surface. "I know there was a big unknown thing in that lake. That's why I haven't let go."
Categories: Cryptozoology, Nessie
Posted by The Curator on Mon Nov 02, 2009
Comments (3)
He must have finally found her! The shock killed him!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Nov 03, 2009  at  10:27 AM
I say if Nessie turns out to be real, they name it Rinesaurus!
Posted by Crazy Ivan  on  Tue Nov 03, 2009  at  11:44 AM
I wonder if his final requests include being used as Nessie-bait?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Nov 04, 2009  at  02:45 PM
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