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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Old Potato/Laptop Switcheroo Scam
I'm assuming the scammers must stuff the potatoes inside a laptop box. Otherwise I'm not sure how they convince their victims to walk away with a bag of potatoes instead of a laptop.

Manchester police appeal over potato laptop fraud
bbc.co.uk

Police say at least four people have been approached by two men offering to sell them a laptop or iPhone. One man paid up to £1,400 and walked away with a rucksack full of potatoes. Other victims received bottles of soft drinks. Police said the conmen spoke with an Eastern European accent.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Scams
Posted by The Curator on Wed May 16, 2012
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