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Baby Nessie Fossil Found in Antarctic
Found on an Antarctic island. Rather far away from Scotland. "The five-foot-long animal would have resembled Nessie, the long-necked creature reported to inhabit Scotland's Loch Ness."

Let blind hunters use lasers
Texas legislation will allow blind hunters to use laser sights that will guide them as they aim at the animal. This sounds very weird to me. Why would a blind person even want to hunt? What's the point? I'm just not seeing it. (Thanks, Big Gary)

Talking doll calls three-year-old "a slut"
A California mother claims her daughter's Little Mermaid Shimmering Lights Ariel doll said "You're a slut." Mattel, the doll's manufacturer, is doubtful, but has offered to replace the doll. This reminds me of the case of the "Who wants to die" talking Elmo.

NASA deals blow to lunar real estate industry
NASA has announced plans to build a base on the moon, and it doesn't care if anyone claims to own the land it's building on. But I'm sure this won't slow down the 'Buy land on the moon' industry, since there will always be some sucker willing to buy lunar property.
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Posted by The Curator on Tue Dec 12, 2006
I must admit I've bought a friend a lot of land on the moon for a birthday present. It was more in the way of a novelty though as he's one of those people who has everything and is impossible to buy for. I made it perfectly clear to him however that it in no way made him a lunar land owner.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  07:29 AM
Laser sights:
Just as the story said, the laser sights for blind hunters allow the person assisting the blind hunter to confirm that the weapon is aimed properly for a humane harvest of the target animal (notice the politically correct language I was using there...)

The Blind hunter may not have been blind from birth... it may have been an accident (I.E. Dick Cheney's hunting partner's LOL ) or developed over time (cataracts or some other degenerative eye ailment. I am not certain I would be motivated to continue hunting (and I haven't been in several years anyhow) were I to lose my eyesight, but I have a few friends that probably would.
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  10:01 AM
Yes, the world is full of suckers buying property on the moon, but just you wait until some enterprising young republi... I mean lawy... I mean person with political influence buys up half the moon at pennies per square mile. Some politician, or judge, will ensure that our government will have to pay millions or billions for use of the moon by NASA.

And so the government sucks...
Posted by Neal  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  12:01 PM
"Just not seeing it." Ho-HO!
Posted by rich  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  12:37 PM
They've got a video on the doll saying "slut." All I hear is balhfaskndhfnaianifj. That's about accurate I think. Apparently it only says the slut thing if you push the button really fast at the right moments and listen very carefully.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  12:49 PM
I suppose if you play the video backward you hear a message from Satan instructing you to kill Ringo, the last surviving Beatle.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  01:03 PM
"The Blind hunter may not have been blind from birth... "

Yeah--I was wondering--would this work for blind drunk hunters?
Posted by JoeDaJuggler  in  St. Louis, MO  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  03:15 PM
"Baby Nessie"--once again, wonderful journalism. A small plesiasaur fossil is found, and the headlines talk about "Nessie".

Since this animal "would have resembled Nessie" does that mean it was always blurry and out of focus and resembled a log?
Posted by JoeDaJuggler  in  St. Louis, MO  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  03:18 PM
Not all hunters are drinkers JDJ....
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  03:26 PM
"They've got a video on the doll saying "slut." All I hear is balhfaskndhfnaianifj. That's about accurate I think. "

I absolutely agree....I can't make out a single word out of that jibberish, but I'm pretty positive if it'd said slut (and especially since I was listening specifically for it), I would have heard it. This is a baseless case. Good translation, too! lol
Posted by Josh  in  Texas  on  Tue Dec 12, 2006  at  08:17 PM
"I'm sure this won't slow down the 'Buy land on the moon' industry, since there will always be some sucker willing to buy lunar property."

You mean I'm NOT the landlord of Crater Estates?

"I suppose if you play the video backward you hear a message from Satan instructing you to kill Ringo, the last surviving Beatle."

Uh, anything you want to tell Paul McCartney, Chary?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  05:03 AM
That's not the *real* Paul McCartney. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_is_dead
Posted by Zed Too  in  London  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  06:53 AM
*cue semi-competent Ringo drum roll w/ cymbal crash*
Posted by Chuck  in  Rhode Island  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  08:43 AM
I watched the doll video, and I just don't hear anything worth making a fuss about. Put an uncomprehensible jumble of sounds together on a doll, and someone will come up with a string of offensive words it supposedly says.
Posted by Dily  in  West Virginia  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  10:04 AM
Cranky, I've just developed this irrational desire to keep stirring up the Paul is dead conspiracy. Don't know why, but I suppose it keeps me off the drugs. raspberry
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Wed Dec 13, 2006  at  11:19 AM
Charybdis said:

"Cranky, I've just developed this irrational desire to keep stirring up the Paul is dead conspiracy. Don't know why, but I suppose it keeps me off the drugs."

Hey, Chary, are you old enough to remember the "Paul is dead" thing? I am. Man, I actually remember friends pulling out the albums to examine the covers for "clues." Pareidolia much?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Dec 14, 2006  at  04:21 AM
I don't remember it first hand, the Beatles broke up before I was born, but it was a very popular topic of conversation when I was growing up in the 70s.

As for buying land on the moon (just to attempt to be topical), don't you have to actually exert, or be able to exert, or be shown to once have exerted, actual control over something to be able to claim ownership of thqat thing? In other words, if you or your representative are unable to visit and physically lay claim to real estate then I don't think such claims are valid. I don't see any stakes being driven into the moon.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Dec 14, 2006  at  11:03 AM
These news never stop amazing me, specially the moon thing. I am afraid we are loosing our minds or we are simply too bored.
Posted by gordman  on  Mon Jul 02, 2007  at  11:03 AM
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