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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
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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