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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
A black lion: real or fake?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Sex Pistols Forgery
Punk rock is supposed to celebrate anti-commercialism and anarchy. Which makes a case of forgery in the market for punk-rock memorabilia somewhat ironic.

A flyer for a 1978 Sex Pistols show at Randy's Rodeo in Texas, which was being auctioned by Christie's, has been found to be fake. Sex Pistols fans noticed that the letters forming "land" in "England" were written with Microsoft Comic Sans font, which only became available in 1995 with the release of Windows 95. The fans notified Christie's who pulled the item from the auction. Emvergeoning.com



Thanks, Joe!
Categories: Music
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 22, 2009
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