Fake Sick Days Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 06, 2004 According to this survey, 33% of workers will fake that they're sick in order to get a day off in January. I'm surprised that the number isn't higher. Categories: Business/Finance Comments (0) Fake Soccer Team Posted by The Curator on Tue Jan 06, 2004 The El Salvadorean soccer team showed up in Zimbabwe to play a game against the team from Zimbabwe. Just one problem. It wasn't the El Salvadorean team. It was just a bunch of players masquerading as the national team. The score, by the way, was a tie: 0-0. This reminds me of the Moscow Philharmonic Hoax. Categories: Sports Comments (0) Memory Erasure Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 01, 2004 Lacuna, Inc. is a company that will erase troubling memories from your mind using a "painless non-surgical memory erasing process." But the site is actually part of the advertising campaign for an upcoming movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, starring Jim Carrey. Categories: Psychology, Websites Comments (0) Blow Up the Moon Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 01, 2004 The moon is our enemy. Therefore, we must blow it up. That pretty much sums up the philosophy of the Citizens' Association to Blow Up the Moon. Categories: Conspiracy Theories Comments (1) Bank of England Email Hoax Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 01, 2004 During the past week many people received an email apparently from the Bank of England. It read: "Dear customer. The security of your personal and account information is extremely important to us. By practising good security habits, you can help us ensure that your private information is protected. Please install our special software that will remove all the keyloggers and backdoors from your computer." The email, of course, was a hoax. Thankfully, those who went ahead and installed the attached file suffered no harm because the file appears to do nothing. The media have been calling this an example of a phishing scam (phishing being a scam in which spammers try to fool people into divulging personal info… Categories: Email Hoaxes Comments (0) The Michigan Relics Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 01, 2004 In October, 1890 James Scotford unearthed some relics while digging postholes for a fence in Montcalm County, Michigan. The relics appeared to demonstrate the prior existence of a Near Eastern culture in ancient America. They were eventually debunked as frauds, though not before attracting a lot of attention and stirring up lots of controversy. Now the relics are on display again. The Michigan Historical Museum has a special exhibit devoted to them titled 'Digging Up Controversy: The Michigan Relics.' Much of the exhibit can be viewed online. Definitely worth checking out. Categories: History Comments (0) The Land of Molvania Posted by The Curator on Mon Dec 29, 2003 If you're looking for an interesting place to visit on your next vacation, you might want to check out Molvania. It's located over in Eastern Europe and is famous as the birthplace of the whooping cough. Also home to the Molvanian Sneezing Hound. If you want to learn even more about this little-known country then get a copy of Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry, by Jetlag Travel. Categories: Places Comments (4) The Sasquatch Militia Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 28, 2003 The Republic of Cascadia is recruiting for the Sasquatch Militia. Help defend the Sasquatch homeland against invading cryptozoologists, Canadians, and others. Militia activities include boulder throwing, stomping, and delimbing. Categories: Cryptozoology, Military Comments (0) Friends of Silver Lake Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 28, 2003 The Friends of Silver Lake purports to be a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in LA's Silver Lake district. Their projects include supporting the construction of a new shopping mall in Silver Lake that will be home to stores such as Wal-Mart and The Gap, because otherwise Silver Lake residents might have to drive up to ten miles to find these retailers (the horror!). Also, they're pushing a workplace diversity initiative to get more 'middle-class youngsters' employed in the food service and retail industries since, according to them, this demographic is underrepresented in these industries. Seems a little tongue-in-cheek to me. (Thanks to Chris Kelly for the link). Categories: Places Comments (0) Where Is My Gnome Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 28, 2003 Bill has lost his garden gnome. Someone stole it from his lawn. Now he's hoping that you can help him find it. There's even a 1-800 number you can call if you have any info, but Dani, who told me about the site, reports that if you call the number "a nervous sounding man asks you to leave a message if you have information about his gnome, then before the beep, he says 'Mom, if this is you, hang up now.'" Categories: Advertising, Exploration/Travel, Gnomes Comments (1) The Death Clock Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 28, 2003 The Internet Death Clock will calculate the time of your death, telling you exactly how many seconds you have left to live. But Chris has written in noting that there's something fishy about it because every time you click the button to calculate your time of death, you get a different number. I would add that I once had a fortune teller read my tarot cards and tell me when I was going to die, and the internet death clock doesn't agree with this reading... so it must be a hoax. (note: sarcasm intended). Categories: Death Comments (16) Hampton Court Ghost Posted by The Curator on Sat Dec 20, 2003 Quite a few people have sent me links to this: a ghost captured on film exiting Hampton Court Palace (where Henry VIII once lived). Or maybe it's just a guy wearing a bathrobe and a mask. Categories: Paranormal Comments (16) MIT Honors the Wright Brothers Posted by The Curator on Sat Dec 20, 2003 A couple of days ago a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane refused to fly. But nevertheless, the plane still managed to make a successful landing on top of MIT's Great Dome. Categories: Pranks Comments (0) Tall-Tale Postcards Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 The American Museum of Photography has a nice collection of William H. "Dad"�Martin's tall-tale photographs online. Martin made a fortune selling tall-tale postcards during the early twentieth century. He had a company called the Martin Post Card Company based in Ottawa, Kansas. Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales, Photos/Videos Comments (0) Record-Breaking Snowflake Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 Was the 15 inch snowflake that was recorded to have fallen in eastern Montana on Jan. 28, 1887 a tall tale? It was either that or a bunch of snowflakes frozen together. Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales Comments (0) Page 262 of 300 pages ‹ First < 260 261 262 263 264 > Last › Member Login/Password? Forum Posts Jack the Ripper named. 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