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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The worms inside your face
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
San Diego Fire
Just got back from New Mexico where I had been invited to speak at a conference about "Hoaxes, Myths, and Manias." I gave a talk about Internet Hoaxes. Getting back was a nightmare. Almost all the flights into Southern California had been cancelled, but I was lucky enough to get rebooked onto a small propeller plane that was flying into the tiny Carlsbad airport. Flew right over the fires, which was an eerie sight... a thin line of flame stretching from horizon to horizon. Here and there you could see houses burning. I live in the east county of San Diego which is quite close to one of the fires, but my house isn't in any danger. The problem is all the smoke in the air making it hard to breathe. Below are a few pictures I just took.
    
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 27, 2003
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