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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Samsung invents the on/off switch
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Cursed by Allah
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Thieves steal fake phones
Not the brightest thieves in the world:

Employees at a Telefonica Movistar cell-phone store in Morelia, Mexico say they arrived Tuesday morning to find that the store had been broken into.
An examination of the shop revealed the only items missing were hollow replica phones for display that are completely useless for making calls.
Employees say the clueless thieves overlooked real cell phones and cash in another part of the shop.
[Associated Press]
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 09, 2009
Comments (2)
there was a small restaurant in my home town, that had several fake food items in the window to entice passersby. Over the years, the restaurant fell on hard times, and got pretty smungy. The fake mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers, and ice cream sundaes soon had cobwebs and dead flies all over them. This remained for years. I was always tempted to break in, clean the fake food, and put them back again, hoping that would be all that was needed to restore the place to it's former glory. But, I didn't, it closed, was knocked down, and a Roy Rogers' Restaurant took it's place. Roy too, had some cobwebs and flies, but he was pretty old at this time, so that might be as expected.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Jul 10, 2009  at  12:45 PM
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