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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
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The Peace Fetus
This image appears to have been circulating on the internet for almost a year, but it was new to me. It's an ultrasound of a fetus displaying a peace sign. Cute. And apparently real.

The ultrasound was taken on December 13, 2006. It shows the baby of flickr user pkoczera. (I don't know his real name.)
Categories: Birth/Babies
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 01, 2007
Comments (5)
It's backwards, it's actually the British "up yours" gesture. Rude little child.
Posted by schmawy  on  Mon Oct 01, 2007  at  01:14 PM
I was just about to point out the same thing.

Also, I have a 3D ultrasound piccy of my little boy flipping a bird (I believe that's the term) to... us? the doctor? we never quite worked out the target of his ire.
Posted by outeast  in  prague  on  Tue Oct 02, 2007  at  04:54 AM
Looks like Winston Churchill doing his V for Victory thing to me.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Tue Oct 02, 2007  at  08:23 AM
Looks a lot more clear and distinct than any of the other, admittedly few, ultrasound scans I've seen. And the British "rude gesture" is made with the palm toward the person making the gesture, this is with the palm toward the viewer, 180 degrees out.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Oct 04, 2007  at  11:40 PM
It's cute. I was very interested when I read this post. Thanks for sharing this.
Posted by Fairings  in  Canada  on  Wed Sep 03, 2008  at  01:50 AM
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