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) Vindication for Man Will Never Fly Society Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 The reenactment of the Wright Brothers' first flight failed. I hate to say it, but the members of the Man Will Never Fly Society, whom I linked to just a few posts below, did predict that would happen. Categories: Conspiracy Theories, History Comments (0) Diet Holy Water Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 If you're feeling a little sinful, wash away your sins with some Diet Holy Water. Now, I don't think this is a hoax in the sense that this stuff isn't really for sale. Instead I'm linking to it because it seems like a marketing effort that has tongue firmly in cheek. Categories: Food, Religion Comments (1) The Voynich Manuscript Solved? Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 Computer Scientist Gordon Rugg may have proven that the mysterious Voynich Manuscript (the famously untranslatable medieval book full of pictures of naked women) is a hoax. He theorizes that it was created by a sixteenth-century Englishman named Edward Kelley in order to con Emperor Rudolph II. Kelley could have created the book by using an encryption device called a Cardan Grille. Voynich scholars are still undecided about Rugg's theory, but whether or not Rugg is right, it should now just be a matter of time before he lapses into insanity, as many other scholars who have spent too long obsessing about the Voynich Manuscript have done. Categories: Literature/Language Comments (14) Garden Gnomes Under Threat Posted by The Curator on Wed Dec 17, 2003 Residents of Derbyshire (in the north Midlands of England) have received official-looking letters threatening them with criminal prosecution if they don't remove all gnomes from their gardens. The presence of the gnomes supposedly runs afoul of government planning regulations. Real officials warn that the letters are a hoax. Categories: Gnomes Comments (0) Saddam Claus Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 14, 2003 John Walkenbach has a great photoshop on his weblog (J-Walk): the disguise Saddam Hussein was wearing when he was captured. Categories: Military Comments (1) Columbine Paintball Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 14, 2003 Here's a site that's in incredibly bad taste, but it is DEFINITELY a hoax. It's Columbine Paintball. It purports to be a paintball arena in Cheyenne, Wyoming that allows you to play a paintball game inside a recreation of the Columbine high school. As I said, it's a hoax. Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Websites Comments (7) Manned Flight is a Hoax Posted by The Curator on Fri Dec 12, 2003 According to the members of the Man Will Never Fly Society, the official account of the Wright Brothers' 1903 first flight, the anniversary of which is coming up on Dec. 17th, is all a hoax. They contend that the plane never flew... and all subsequent manned flights are a hoax also. Never mind that the majority of the members of this society are pilots. Every year they meet and have a boozy celebration to commemmorate the Wright Brothers' non-flight. In fact, alcohol seems to be the main focus of their meetings, because the more they drink the more confident they become in the truth of their position. So it… Categories: Conspiracy Theories, History Comments (0) Page 265 of 303 pages ‹ First < 263 264 265 266 267 > Last › Member Login/Password? Forum Posts Bubble idiot needed rescuing off Florida coast.— We are baaaahaaaack— Paris Hilton is a Time Traveler!— The hanging of Mary the elephant— Im calling hoax. Woman gets third boob— Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot— Jack the Ripper named. 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