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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978

The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Who is Rance?
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 01, 2004
The latest buzz in the blogosphere is about the weblog of 'Rance,' an anonymous blogger who claims to be a well-known, A-list, Hollywood celebrity. Or as he coyly puts it on his weblog, "I can tell you what it's like to see your picture on the magazine rack every now and again when you pay for groceries." For a couple of months he's been dishing up dirt on life in Hollywood, and he's succeeded in attracting a huge following. He even got interviewed (anonymously) by Reuters last week. But of course, he won't reveal who he is... which just makes everyone crazy to find out the secret. Is Rance really a celebrity, or is he just an average schmuck pretending to be a celebrity? There have been...
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