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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Sell My Dna
SellMyDna.com offers to help you sell a sample of your DNA to a research company, New Line Genetics, who will then obtain a patent for it. They pay $5000!

Better yet, you can even sell your friend's DNA, because once a cell leaves their body, it no longer belongs to them. From their website:
SellMyDNA.com does not condone the patenting of other’s DNA without their permission. However, what better way to surprise your loved ones for a birthday or holiday event than giving the gift of $5,000 and the knowledge that their genetic material is helping to enhance scientific research!

However SellMyDna.com is not a real company, as you can find out if you dig deep enough into it's site and come across the disclaimer: "these sites are a satirical “what if” pertaining to something that, for all intents and purposes, could be a reality in the not-so-distant future."

Wired's science blog reports that SellMyDna.com was created by Anthony Martin, whose myspace profile states, "I am striving to make the world a better place and usher in the new era of human evolution with the use of accelerated genetics techniques."
Categories: Science, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 05, 2007
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