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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Indecently Exposed Toothbrush
Jan Harold Brunvand calls it the "Indecent Exposure" urban legend. It involves a vacationing couple whose hotel room is broken into and robbed of everything save a toothbrush and a camera. When they get home and develop the film in the camera, they discover pictures of their toothbrush up the robber's rear end (to put it not so delicately). It appears that this urban legend has now served as the unfortunate inspiration for a prank that a New Zealand golfer played on his rival. As this article describes it:

The Dominion Post understands bad blood between teenagers Kauika and Aucklander Kevin Chun boiled over when a bare-bottomed Kauika misused Chun's toothbrush as a prop in a photograph allegedly snapped by Iles.

As punishment, Kauika and Brad were banned from representing New Zealand overseas until the end of the year.
Categories: Pranks, Sports, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 04, 2004
Comments (1)
That is SO old. I heard that first when I was still a kid (freaked me out then). I'm talking 20-25 years ago here.

Okay, okay....TEENAGER!!
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Nov 04, 2004  at  07:23 PM
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