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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
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Internet For Sale
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 28, 2004
Someone has placed the internet up for sale on eBay. The seller assures us that "This is serious. Comes with original certificate of authenticity." According to the picture accompanying the auction, the internet looks a bit like a shiny black ball. The certificate of authenticity, however, looks like it's been printed out on a home inkjet printer. If memory serves me, this joke about putting the internet up for sale has been done before, and yet the current seller has already made at least $27, so they're the one laughing all the way to the bank. (via Red Ferret Journal)
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