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) The Collect-Trash-for-Charity Hoax Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Schoolchildren in Gloucester, England were fooled by a hoax, versions of which have been around for decades. They received an email message telling them that if they collected 3 kilograms of empty Walker chips packages, then Walker Chips would pay for the treatment of a child born without an arm. The kids collected all the packages of chips, only to learn that Walker Chips had never made such an offer. Like I said, versions of this hoax have happened many times before. They often involve the collection of bottle caps, empty boxes of matches, or other junk, all, so it is said, to support some good cause. Curtis MacDougall, in his classic study of hoaxes, records an example… Categories: Con Artists Comments (0) The Truth About the Abominable Snowman Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 The Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, is really just a legend derived from stories about the Himalayan Brown Bear, says this Japanese researcher. He found that 'meti' means brown bear in the language of the indigenous people around the Himalayas. But in one region they say 'yeti' instead of 'meti.' Thus the tales about the Yeti. Categories: Cryptozoology Comments (3) The Nature of Reality Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Interesting discussion of the nature of reality. Posits three positions: 1) Reality is hidden and unknowable; 2) Reality is attainable; 3) We can't agree about reality. (via RealityCarnival). Categories: Religion Comments (0) Beta-7 and Sega ESPN NFL Football Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 I don't have much time to examine this fully, but a visitor (Rocketboy_X) just alerted me to a possible hoax involving a guy named 'Beta-7' who claims to have been a beta tester for one of Sega's new video games, ESPN NFL Football, until he began to experience blackouts during which he would engage in unpredictable behavior (such as randomly tackling people). On his website (or rather, a website devoted to publicizing his claims), Beta-7 claims that the game (which was just released a few weeks ago) causes this reaction in a small percentage of people, and that Sega knows about this and is trying to cover it up. Of course, this all smells like it's a controversy engineered… Categories: Technology Comments (2) Joseph Papp and his Submarine Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Infinite Energy, 'The Magazine of New Energy Science and Technology,' has devoted its entire current issue to analyzing the work of Joseph Papp, the Hungarian inventor who claimed to have built some kind of fusion-powered engine that used noble gases as fuel (i.e. we're talking 'free-energy' technology here). In the 1960s he also claimed to have built a submarine that could travel at 300 mph, and in a test run of this craft he said that he travelled from Canada to France in 13 hours (the airplane ticket that was later found in his pocket debunked this claim). Infinite Energy has one sample article about Papp on its website. I've also got some pictures of Papp's submarine on… Categories: Free Energy Comments (0) Laze’s Diet System Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Laze's Diet System: Here's a diet system that promises fast results. It seems to involve sucking your stomach in. Categories: Body Manipulation, Websites Comments (2) Black People Love Us Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Black People Love Us: Sally and Johnny (a white couple) just want everyone to know that the black community loves them. Categories: Identity/Imposters, Websites Comments (0) Rent-a-Negro Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Rent a Negro: Are you embarrassed by the lack of racial diversity at your social events? Then this website has the answer. Just 'rent a negro' and you too can appear multicultural in the eyes of your friends, all without ever having to challenge your own white privilege. Categories: Identity/Imposters, Websites Comments (1) Wife Odyssey Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Wife Odyssey: He may look like a grouchy old slob, but don't let his appearance deceive you. He's really a 'lonesome artist seeking a soulmate.' Categories: Sex/Romance Comments (0) Think of the Children Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 Think of the Children: Here's a British group advocating the use of mob violence and vigilante justice against anyone even suspected of committing a crime against a child. Punish first, deliberate about possible guilt or innocence later, seems to be their philosophy. Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Websites Comments (0) Page 270 of 301 pages ‹ First < 268 269 270 271 272 > Last › Member Login/Password? Forum Posts Im calling hoax. Woman gets third third boob— Researchers claim evidence of Russian Bigfoot— Jack the Ripper named. 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