Petrified Foot —
Bob (aka Cranky Media Guy
) sent me a link to an article about "Scientific Hoaxes"
scanned from the Dec. 1931 issue of Modern Mechanix
magazine. I love old popular-science magazines like this. They're a great source of strange information.
Unfortunately whoever scanned this article missed two pages, so you skip from a discussion of the Central Park Zoo Escape
straight into a discussion of the Cardiff Giant
. Nevertheless, the image of a "petrified foot" on the front page caught my…