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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Thieves Steal Fake Money
Thieves used a hammer to break open a plexiglass box being used as a Drop-A-Note donation box in the Kentucky Theatre's lobby, and they stole the money inside. Unfortunately for the thieves, the money they took was fake. From kentucky.com:

"It's sad when idiots can't tell fake money from the real thing," said Steve Brown, president of Kentucky's Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Project, a group dedicated to restoring a Wurlitzer organ and returning it to the Kentucky. Proceeds from the Drop-A-Note box, which is three wood organ pipes with a space for donations in the middle pipe, go to the restoration project. The fake bills looked similar to real ones, but they didn't have serial numbers and were black and white, Brown said. The thieves, who struck early June 2, made off with little or no money because the box had been emptied that weekend.

The thieves were probably former convenience store clerks, fired for accepting too many George Bush and Santa Claus bills.
Categories: Business/Finance, Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 22, 2008
Comments (1)
The sad part is that someone thought it was "funny" to put the fake money in the box. The real harm here is the extra restoration needed to repair the wood organ pipe used for the Drop-A-Note box.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson Arizona  on  Thu Jun 26, 2008  at  01:43 PM
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