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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Sperm For Tickets
Donate your sperm and get a ticket to a music festival. That's the deal offered by Sperm for Tickets.

Or rather, that was the deal. If you visit their site now, they state that the response far exceeded expectations, so they're temporarily calling a halt to the invitation.

But I'm pretty sure the offer never was for real. Not that the idea of giving tickets in exchange for sperm is that outlandish. Instead, it's the delivery method that seems bogus. The site claimed donors could send their sperm via mail:

we have set up an alternative method for donations by using specially developed donation containers combined with a fast courier network to offer a mail system. The patented container is a new discovery that was made by our research and development team, which allows samples to to stay fresh for up to 3 days. We offer a worldwide courier service using DHL and UPS that guarantee delivery times.

Yeah, right.

The SciencePunk blog has traced the site to a Dublin-based marketing firm called Area52. Evidently it's some kind of publicity stunt.
Categories: Birth/Babies, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Mon Mar 17, 2008
Comments (1)
I'm not surprised that noone's posted on this thread. Now, if the tickets had the face of Jesus on them, it would be a big deal. Sperm with the face of Jesus would really make it hard to keep your mouth shut. I meant that people would be more inclined to comment on that, obviously not suggesting any connection between sperm and keeping- you know what, forget it.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Thu Mar 20, 2008  at  01:26 AM
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