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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Cursed by Allah
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The worms inside your face
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Testicle-Biting Danish Fish
It's true that a South American pacu, sporting "big crushing teeth," was caught recently off the coast of Denmark. But Professor Peter Rask Moller said he was only joking when he warned that these fish often attack male reproductive organs, mistaking them for tree nuts, and he regrets that the news release featuring his warning generated such concern.

The reality is that pacus are vegetarian and there's no record of them attacking a human. But maybe Prof. Moller was only kinda joking, because he added, "I still will keep my swimsuits tied up, and I will never swim in an aquarium with these fishes."

Warning over testicle-biting fish in Denmark? It's all wet
cnn.com

(CNN) -- It is safe to go back into the water again -- at least in Scandinavia. A warning over the weekend for male swimmers off the coast of Denmark and Sweden to protect their private parts because of a testicle-munching fish appears to have been a joke that got out of hand.
Categories: Animals
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 19, 2013
Comments (1)
Well, that's weird.
I'm from Brazil and there's a lot of pacu fish here and I've never heard about something like that.
That fish kinda looks like a piranha, so that might be it.
Posted by Munique  in  Cuiaba, Brazil  on  Mon Aug 19, 2013  at  03:38 PM
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