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Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842

Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Fake Fish Photos
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Fake Eunuchs Run Amok
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 07, 2004
Apparently there's a tradition in India that a eunuch can show up at a house after a birth or marriage and ask for money. But nowadays more and more fake eunuchs are elbowing in on this lucrative market... much to the annoyment of the real eunuchs. The fake eunuchs are also involved in a lot of other even more criminal activities: "From extorting money to robbing shopkeepers and passengers in trains, these fake eunuchs are running a parallel network." Honestly, I never knew there was such a thing as a eunuch crime network, let alone a parallel fake eunuch crime network. For some reason this sounds like something out of a Monty Python skit.
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