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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956

The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Penis-Melting Zionist Robot Combs
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 14, 2004
The phrase 'penis-melting Zionist robot combs,' while not widely known, does seem to be growing in popularity. The phrase refers to a mass panic that swept through Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in September 2003. The people of Khartoum feared that a Satanic foreigner was going around shaking hands with Sudanese men and thereby causing their penises to melt upwards inside their body. In one case a man reported that he was approached by a stranger at the market. The stranger handed him a comb and asked him to comb his hair. "When he did so, within seconds... he felt a strange sensation and discovered that he had lost his penis." The Sudanese journalist Ja'far Abbas interjected a note of...
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