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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Cursed by Allah
Dog wins art contest, 1974
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Almost Great Dragon Hoax
dragonA tiny dragon, pickled in formaldehyde, has been found in a garage in Oxfordshire. Its origins trace back to the 1890s when it was given to the British Natural History Museum by German scientists. Evidently the Germans were trying to play a joke on their British counterparts by getting them to believe that this tiny dragon was real. But the British didn't fall for it and threw the dragon away. Luckily someone saved it, and somehow, years later, it ended up in the Oxfordshire garage. Someone must have put a lot of work into creating the dragon, because it looks incredibly lifelike.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 28, 2004
Comments (1)
The BBC are now reporting the original hoax was a hoax. A meta-hoax?
<a http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/oxfordshire/3576987.stm/>
Posted by Antony Helliwell  on  Mon Mar 29, 2004  at  05:29 AM
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