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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Fake Fish Photos
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Become a Minister
Once upon a time it required years of study to become a minister. Then it got a bit easier when all you had to do was respond to an ad in the back of a magazine. But now, thanks to the internet, becoming a minister is dead easy. Just go to the website of the Universal Life Church and in five minutes you'll have the right to be referred to as Reverend. I think I actually became a ULC minister years ago (back when you had to send away for the form) because a friend signed me up as a joke. According to the Contra Costa Times, the ULC has ordained 18 million ministers since 1959. But the article warns that becoming a minister doesn't make your income nontaxable, though it does give you the right to marry people or exorcise demons. Interestingly, 90-95% of the people who sign up as ULC ministers identify themselves as Christians.
Categories: Religion
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jul 27, 2004
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Posted by Serge James Allen  in  Michigan  on  Sun Jul 23, 2006  at  09:02 PM
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