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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
A black lion: real or fake?
Weird Fragrances
I stumbled across this site, weirdfragrances.com (I'm not linking directly to them, so I won't boost their google rank), that promises to send you a free sample of cologne. In return you simply provide them with your email and mailing address, and promise to later answer a few questions about the fragrance. You can choose from a variety of offbeat scents such as Grease Monkey, Burning Rubber, or Ash Tray.

Is it a legit offer? I would guess not.

First, it strikes me as odd that the site is registered anonymously through domains by proxy. Why would a legitimate company be trying to hide their identity?

Second, a quick google search reveals people posting on forums about how they submitted their info but never received anything except spam. So it appears to be a spam trap.
Categories: Business/Finance, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2008
Comments (2)
I just checked the website today (Saturday 27) and it's dead. Must have been shut down.
Posted by Orland  on  Sat Sep 27, 2008  at  11:41 AM
damn it! I shouldve seen this first!! I really want to buy a new tire smell
Posted by Lina  on  Mon Nov 03, 2008  at  06:59 PM
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