Reporter in Trouble Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004 Another journalist is in trouble for possible plagiarism and creating hoax stories. This time it's Jack Kelley of USA Today. Categories: Journalism Comments (0) Phantom is not a Hoax Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004 Back in August I noted there were rumors that the Phantom game console was just a hoax. Turns out it's real. Categories: Technology Comments (0) I See Jesus Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004 Pareidolia is defined as the perception of meaningful images in random patterns. In other words, seeing things that aren't really there. For instance, people might see a face in a cloud. Or they might see the Virgin Mary in the window of a Boston hospital. When people start seeing religious images on the walls or windows of buildings, it almost always leads to good business for the business affected, as massive crowds flock there to see the image. So now there's a company calling itself ISeeJesus.com that will facilitate the appearance of religious images at your place of business via 'special prayer techniques.' How you take advantage of the crowds that will then flock to see the image… Categories: Pareidolia, Religion, Websites Comments (0) Floral Sculpture Clinic Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004 I'm not sure if this is real or fake. The Floral Sculpture Clinic says that it will implant bone tissue sculpted into the shape of a flower beneath your skin. The result will be a visibly raised bony pattern on your skin. If real, it's very strange.Update: Boing Boing reports that the Floral Sculpture Clinic is indeed a hoax. It's part of a conceptual art project dreamed up by the Dutch artist Simone Van Bakel. The images of the inserted implants are photoshopped. Categories: Body Manipulation Comments (2) The Indian Rope Trick Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004 A new book by Peter Lamont chronicles the history of the Indian rope trick. According to him the trick is a hoax, not just in the sense that it's an illusion. Rather, in the sense that the trick never existed. It was never performed. In fact, it began its life in 1890 as the fictional creation of a Chicago reporter. The book is reviewed by The Guardian. Categories: Journalism, Paranormal Comments (1) Flatulent Technologies Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 Flatulent Technologies is a company that is committed to "extracting energy from everything that stinks or rots." Sounds like a great idea. The company's NYSE ticker symbol is even better: FART. Too bad a little disclaimer at the bottom of the company's webpage admits it's a parody. Categories: Business/Finance, Gross, Websites Comments (2) Kensington Runestone Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 The Kensington Runestone, unearthed in Minnesota in 1898 and hailed as evidence of the presence of Norse explorers in ancient America, is off on a grand tour. First stop Sweden. Categories: History Comments (0) Real Dog Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 Why own a living, breathing dog that you have to feed every day, when you can own a RealDog instead? Categories: Animals, Websites Comments (2) The Commissar Vanishes Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 The Newseum presents The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs in Stalin's Russia. Categories: History, Photos/Videos Comments (0) Fake UFO Photos Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 How to fake a UFO photo, courtesy of Skeptical Inquirer. Categories: Extraterrestrial Life Comments (0) Mokele-Mbembe Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 The Arizona Republic has a short piece on Mokele-Mbembe, the African Loch Ness Monster. Categories: Cryptozoology Comments (0) Majestic Twelve Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 Anson also sent along a second site: Majestic Twelve. This is the webpage of a super-above-top secret organization that may or may not cooperate with aliens in the abduction of human beings. Categories: Conspiracy Theories, Extraterrestrial Life Comments (0) Haggis Hunt Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 12, 2004 Here's an interesting hoax website, courtesy of Anson Kennedy. It's haggishunt.com, which punctures the common misconception that a haggis is a sheep's stomach stuffed with meat and oatmeal. In reality (according to this site) a haggis is an extremely rare animal hunted by the Scottish. The site offers many educational haggis facts, such as that the sound the haggis is most sensitive to is plaid rubbing on underpants (I never knew!). And definitely check out the Haggis Cam. Categories: Animals, Websites Comments (0) Where Is My Gnome, Part 2 Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 08, 2004 A lot of people have been emailing me to let me know that the Where Is My Gnome site is part of a viral web campaign by Travelocity, but I've been too busy and never got around to updating that entry. But here's an article that explains the Gnome campaign. Categories: Advertising, Exploration/Travel, Gnomes Comments (2) Foil Prank Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 08, 2004 Man leaves town and returns home to find everything in his apartment covered in tinfoil, everything except one lone book titled Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends.Update: The Black Table has posted an interview with the guy who actually dreamed up and carried out the foil prank, Lucas Trerice. 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