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Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Great Chili Scandal
People are up in arms about the Great Chili Scandal. The scandal occurred at the 37th annual Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial Championship Chili Cook-Off, which is like the superbowl of Chili Cook-offs. Don Eastep won first place this year. Problem is that Don hadn't actually cooked any of his own chili. His brother Terry had dropped out of the contest at the last minute, so Don posed as his brother and took his place. But instead of cooking something of his own, Don simply walked around and took one spoonful of chili from each of the 80 contestants. Then he mixed these eighty spoonfuls together in a bowl and handed that in as his entry. Much to his surprise, he won first place. He immediately admitted what he had done, and the trophy was taken away. But everyone is still riled up about the whole thing. They're calling Don a 'chili terrorist.'
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 18, 2003
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