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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
South Sea Bubble
The Guardian reviews a new book about the South Sea Bubble of the 1720s, titled A Very English Deceit by Malcolm Balen. It seems pretty timely, given all the financial scandals of today. Apparently all the Enrons and Worldcoms don't even compare to the South Sea Bubble when it comes to truly world-class fraud on a grand scale.
Categories: Business/Finance, History
Posted by The Curator on Fri Aug 09, 2002
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