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The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Will coughing help ease a heart attack?
An email has been going around claiming that vigorous coughing can help you survive a heart attack. I received it, and to be honest I thought it sounded pretty believable. I should have known better. According to heart specialists, coughing won't make a heart attack any worse, but it's also not going to make it any better. Just another example of why you shouldn't believe medical advice you get from forwarded emails. The proper thing to do if you think you're having a heart attack is to take some aspirin.
Categories: Health/Medicine
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 14, 2003
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