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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
A black lion: real or fake?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Woman-Turns-Into-Snake Rumor
Social networking sites in Nigeria have been ablaze with the rumor that a woman turned into a snake at the Hotel Excel in Warri. The proprietor of the hotel, Chief Moses Odeh, has been doing everything he can to put out the rumor, but once these stories get started, they acquire a life of their own. (informationnigeria.org)

African rumors still have true strangeness to them. Here in America, the majority of twitter and facebook rumors are fake reports of celebrity deaths... which get boring after a while. It'd be kind of refreshing to see a rumor claim that Madonna or Lady Gaga didn't die, but instead turned into a snake.
Categories: Animals, Paranormal, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 21, 2012
Comments (7)
My girlfriend's turned into a hippo since I've known her. She could learn something from this African woman.
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Thu Feb 23, 2012  at  02:24 AM
It's amazing that a culture can believe a mammal can change into a reptile and still be capable of scamming so many Americans with e-mail schemes.
Posted by Mark  in  Cincinnati  on  Thu Feb 23, 2012  at  12:23 PM
It's amazing a culture that's visited the moon is so frequently prey to scammers from a culture that believes mammals can change into reptiles.
Posted by Paul Taylor  in  Peterborough, UK  on  Fri Feb 24, 2012  at  11:31 AM
Wait, you're telling me that Madonna and Lady Gaga are NOT snakes?
Posted by andychrist  on  Sat Feb 25, 2012  at  02:38 AM
Maybe we need to start a Museum of Hoaxes Twitter Feed, then, and begin to send out these sorts of announcements. Then we could watch to see if they catch on.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Mon Feb 27, 2012  at  05:07 PM
I believe there is a MoH twitter feed...I just don't think it's very active...
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Feb 28, 2012  at  05:48 AM
Ahh...yes. If you look to the top right hand side of this page, there is a link to Twitter. Although it appears as though the tweets made are just these articles here on the main page.
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Feb 28, 2012  at  05:50 AM
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