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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
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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