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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Dominion of Melchizedek
On my next vacation I'm going to the Dominion of Melchizedek. It looks lovely. But actually, I might have trouble finding a flight there since there's no such place. I found it mentioned in a book I was browsing through, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Frauds, Scams, and Cons. The author of this book, Duane Swierczynski, says that the Dominion of Melchizedek "was solely the invention of an American swindler, who created it as a front for a multitude of scams. If you're near a computer, go log on to www.melchizedek.com, and you can tour the entire nation, made up of Pacific islands. Fairly realistic, huh? That's what those 300 investors thought, too."
Categories: Places
Posted by The Curator on Mon May 09, 2005
Comments (1)
The Dominion of Melchizedek is a multi-million dollar scam. For some example scams see http://hushmoney.org/corporationsole_reg.htm#Geoffrey_Thayer
Posted by kirk guardian  on  Tue Jun 14, 2005  at  04:53 PM
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