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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898

The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Virgin Mary Sandwich
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 16, 2004
The auction of a ten-year-old grilled cheese sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary has been pulled from eBay. The sandwich was put up for sale by Diana Duyser who claims that in the ten years since she made the sandwich and took one bite out of it (before noticing the face of the Virgin), it has miraculously never grown any mold. eBay pulled the auction because it claims that it doesn't allow joke listings (that's news to me). Looking at the sandwich, I can definitely see a face, but it doesn't look like the Virgin Mary. To me it looks more like a movie star from the 30s or 40s. Myrna Loy, perhaps. She should have said it was haunted. Would have been no problems then, because eBay...

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