Man arrested for trying to pass a fake "Bill" bill: "The bill was unmistakably fake due to the fact that the ink was running on the bill, the president's face was missing and for the president's name, it had the name Clinton on it," said Deputy Nathan Stephens. About time a Clinton bill has surfaced. We've already seen too many of those phony Bush Bills
Case of the Inhaled Vampire Tooth
Because of Halloween this news story has been going around. Back in 1995 Josh Anderson accidentally inhaled a fake vampire tooth. But doctors couldn't find anything. Sixteen years later "A bronchoscopy produced a mass of granulated tissue surrounding a perfectly intact vampire tooth, about as long as a thumbnail."
Pop Culture is Home of Hoaxes
The Sacramento Bee ran an article about hoaxes, in honor of Halloween, and called me up for a quick phone interview. The article requires registration, but here's the part where I'm featured: "Our attention span is small because there's such a mass of information available." Alex Boese, author of "Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes," agrees. "(Mass media) makes this a ripe time for getting fooled," Boese says, on the phone recently from San Diego. The good news? Mass media "also makes it easier for us to debunk (hoaxes)," he says.
Spooky Lens Aberration
From a Worth1000 thread: A friend of mine took this photo whilst walking through a wooded area in Scotland recently. No, there was no mist or smoke around. Anyone out there got any logical explanation for the misty visage in the bottom left?
Freshman 15 is real
According to the legend of the Freshman 15, college students typically gain 15 pounds during their first year. Brown University researchers have now determined that this is almost true: "According to research presented last week, the "freshman 15" might be more real than previously thought -- although the actual weight gained by freshman is more likely to be between five and 10 pounds."
By the time I graduated from college I had gained almost 30 pounds. I went from 170 to 200. But I lost the weight pretty quickly.
Way to go for loads of press!
Walking-- it's what's for dinner.
To me this looks like somebody went to town on it with Photoshop. The fact that it's on Worth1000.com only strengthens that idea.
Inflation touches everything, I guess.
And on inhaling things,This sort of thing happens and goes unnotticed alot.I once heard about a guy who disovered that he had a cashew nut in his lung that must have had it in there for at least that long.I have a freind who knew he had a stone in his ear for years but he only realised when they found a foreign object in his ear.Oh,and the dates are wrong.1995 was 11 years ago.
Idiot.I saw on America's dumbest criminals about a guy who used a forged bill to give a police officer to use to pay for something.They were printed on only one side!
about people that submit photos of Ecto, orbs, mist or whatever claiming that they're ghosts. I then experimented and went by a cemetery close to my house that is "known" to be "haunted". I took a few snaps with my now outdated 2 megapixel Panasonic digicam. After I transferred the pics to my computer I opened them with an image viewer. I DID make out a few orbs. I lightened the picture a bit with my software and scores more were showing, many with "eyes" and a not so defined "mouths", of varying sizes. Weirded me out for a bit, to say the least.
My first year in University (which I guess equates to 'Freshman Year') I actually lost a load of weight. Started eating proper fresh food, and not the calories-heavy processed rubbish my mother served up.