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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Terror Email Hoax
A lot of people in New York have been getting an email warning them not to ride the subways this Friday because terrorists may be planning a big attack. It's your typical I-heard-it-from-a-friend-of-a-friend nonsense, laced with a liberal helping of numerology (Friday being 6/11, WTC attack 9/11, Madrid bombing 3/11), plus bogus information (the city hasn't ordered a couple thousand extra body bags). You can read the full email over at Gawker. The New York City Police insist that they have no knowledge of an impending attack.
Categories: Email Hoaxes, Hate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 10, 2004
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