Russian Roulette TV Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 16, 2003 Man plays Russian roulette on British TV as three million viewers watch. Of course, it was just an illusion, vetted in advance by the police. But the stunt causes controversy anyway. Categories: Entertainment Comments (1) Male Lactation Posted by The Curator on Tue Oct 14, 2003 Here's an odd website, forwarded to me by Mara. It's titled Milkmen: Fathers Who Breastfeed. Now, when I first saw this I figured it had to be a joke. It surely can't be possible for men to lactate and produce enough milk to feed an infant. But after reading through the site, and exploring some of the links it provides, I'm beginning to suspect it might not be a joke. One of their links goes to this article about a man from Sri Lanka who breastfed his child after his wife died. I guess men do have all the physical equipment necessary to produce milk. It's just a question of… Categories: Birth/Babies Comments (13) Hell on Earth’s Suicide Stunt Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 01, 2003 Hell on Earth promises that its concert in St. Petersburg this weekend will include an onstage suicide. A terminally ill patient will be the one departing this world. I guess if you wanted to go, doing it at a rock concert wouldn't be a bad way to do it, but in my opinion this is a pure publicity stunt hoax. In the same vein as Hunting for Bambi, Or Freck's New Feet (in which Freck claimed he was going to cut off his legs for a live audience... that never happened, of course). What will happen in this case is that the police will show up, and the concert will never take place. But Hell on Earth will… Categories: Death, Entertainment Comments (0) No Marriage Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 01, 2003 A visitor (Carly) has asked me whether I think nomarriage.com is a hoax site. After checking it out, I don't think it is. The guy may be slightly tongue-in-cheek, and he's definitely designed his site to generate maximum controversy, but I'm sure that if you pay him $9.95 (via paypal) you really will get his NoMarriage book, and it'll basically be a misogynistic rant against American women. I could see people thinking it would be an amusing gag gift for someone about to get married, but personally I wouldn't want to give any money to the guy. Categories: Sex/Romance Comments (0) Fake Car Crashes Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 One car crashes. Nineteen people claim they were passengers in it. Police suspect something is up. What happens when people fake their own car crash. And in other auto-fraud news, 47 people arrested in an auto-insurance scam. Categories: Con Artists Comments (0) Batmobile Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 Holy Fake Batmobile! Would-be Batman demands refund. Categories: Business/Finance Comments (0) Polite Practical Jokers Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 A columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer complains that modern practical jokes just aren't funny any more because they're too well-mannered and polite. In particular he's talking about flash mobs... the new fad (which is already old) in which crowds suddenly appear somewhere, having arranged to meet via text-messaging or email, do something nonsensical, and then disappear. I agree about the lameness of flash mobs. He also gives David Blaine's newest stunt a thumbs down. I'd have to agree again. Categories: Pranks Comments (0) Skyhigh Airlines Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 Here's a new hoax website that's making the rounds: Skyhigh Airlines. It's motto is 'Flying More. Caring Less.' I love their Challenge Seating Innovation. You fight with other passengers for the seat you want. Also check out the list of cities they fly out of. Where else can you get a roundtrip ticket from Araz Stage Stop, CA to Smeltertown, TX? The site appears to have been created by Alaska Airlines, as part of a new humor-themed advertising campaign. There are accompanying TV and radio ads for Skyhigh Airlines (that reveal themselves to be ads for Alaska Airlines before they're over). Categories: Advertising, Exploration/Travel, Websites Comments (1) Stu Magazine Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 Bob Pagani (aka the cranky media guy) gave me a heads up about a recent Canadian media hoax. It was the launch of Stu, a new 'lad' magazine in the style of Maxim. Stu was the magazine 'for the adequate man.' Articles included advice on how to score with hot-girl's less-than-hot friends, as well as how to find great free merchandise by dumpster diving. The new magazine managed to get quite a bit of press coverage, even though, as it turned out, there was no Stu magazine. Only a press kit. Categories: Journalism Comments (0) Primate Programming Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 From the company's website: "Primate Programming Inc. is dedicated to the advancement and gainful employment of non-human great apes within the United States information technology sector." Categories: Animals, Technology, Websites Comments (0) Across Loch Ness Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 Lloyd Scott plans to walk across Loch Ness... beneath the water. Everyone is hoping he'll bump into Nessie. Categories: Cryptozoology Comments (0) Single Black Female Looking for Love Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003 An email has been making the rounds that appears to be a personal ad from a 'single black female' who's looking for love. Daisy, as the mystery female calls herself, promises that she loves to play and, if she finds the right man, will be willing to wait at home for him 'wearing only what nature gave me.' Thousands of men have called up the number listed in the email, only to find themselves connected to the Atlanta Humane Society. Daisy is, of course, a black Labrador. Here's the text of the email: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good-looking girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding… Categories: Email Hoaxes, Sex/Romance Comments (4) George Plimpton (1927-2003) Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 26, 2003 George Plimpton, creator of Sidd Finch (which came in at number 3 on my list of the greatest April Fool's day hoaxes of all time), has died. He was 76 years old. Categories: Death, Sports Comments (0) Mickey Mouse Goes to University Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 25, 2003 A British reporter filled out a university application with info for Mickey Mouse, and Mickey was accepted. But to be fair to the university, instead of using the name 'Mickey Mouse,' which would have been a giveaway, he wrote Michael Mouse. That sounds like it really could be someone's name. Categories: Journalism Comments (0) Edible Outdoor Gear Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 25, 2003 Here's a strange hoax website (sent in by Stuart Jacobson). It's Eastern Active Technologies (EAT), retailers of edible outdoor gear and equipment. Now when you set off on a weekend hiking trip, laden down with tent, sleeping bag, and backpack, you can return completely empty handed... and well fed. Categories: Food, Websites Comments (0) Page 267 of 298 pages ‹ First < 265 266 267 268 269 > Last › Member Login/Password? 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