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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Nullarbor Nymph Comes To The Big Screen
I posted a brief description of the Australian legend of the Nullarbor Nymph back in 2004. This is what I wrote:

Thirty-two years ago the tiny town of Eucla, Australia, on the edge of the Nullarbor plain, became famous when a few of its residents first sighted the Nullarbor Nymph. The Nymph was a blonde, feral, half-naked woman who lived in the bush and ran wild with kangaroos. News of this wild woman quickly spread around the world.

Now filmmaker Matthew Wilkinson has brought the legend to the screen. ABC News quotes him as saying:

It was sort of a male fantasy sort of story that there was this blonde, beautiful woman out there. I guess I saw the Nullarbor Nymph as our version of Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. I was always sort of surprised that no-one my age knew about it and so I really wanted to tell that story for a younger generation.

The film just premiered. Based on the trailer, it looks like an instant classic.

Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales, Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Mar 06, 2012
Comments (1)
Bwahahahahahaha.
That. Looks. AWESOME!!!!

You have a reat taste in films, Alex! wink
Posted by daveprime  in  Deep in the sticks...*yay internet!!*  on  Wed Mar 14, 2012  at  10:47 AM
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