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2008-08-20 04:31:53 PM  
Female orgasm?
 
2008-08-20 04:44:06 PM  
I'd have to say this (new window) is one of the greatest and weirdest hoaxes of all time.

It takes the "sandy vag" cliche to a whole new place...

/harey vag?
 
2008-08-20 04:53:25 PM  
I love the Cottingley Fairies story. It's interesting to read about the exchanges between Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini over the subject - two friends who represented modern spiritualism but who took opposite views of the photos and, eventually, of spiritualism in general. Good stuff.
 
2008-08-20 05:05:11 PM  

Surly_Duff: I'd have to say this (new window) is one of the greatest and weirdest hoaxes of all time.

Tofts was forced to admit on 7 December 1726 that she had manually inserted dead rabbits into her vagina and then allowed them to be removed as if she were giving birth.


Oh sweet jesus.
 
2008-08-20 05:10:56 PM  
FTA: A Professor at the University of Wurzburg in Germany was fooled by his colleagues in the 18th century. They carved limestone into animal shapes and carved the name of God on them in various characters and hid them on a nearby mountain where Professor Beringer liked to hunt for fossils. Beringer became convinced that the carvings were actually created by God himself. Even when people pointed out that the limestone showed chisel marks, he held to his theory and even published a book on the stones.

His colleagues eventually came clean, but he refused to believe them and called them agnostic. He was finally convinced when the two men testified in court that they had just wanted to discredit Beringer because he was so conceited. Beringer pretty much ruined himself financially trying to buy up all of the copies of his ridiculous book. The stones became known as Lügensteine, the lying stones.


I'll have to remember this one for the next time Bevets brings up Piltdown man....
 
2008-08-20 05:46:42 PM  
subby or zombie deities, burning bushes and a boat full of animals.
 
2008-08-20 06:05:37 PM  
No 9-11?
 
2008-08-20 06:27:33 PM  
www.beloblog.com

Resents being left off the list.
 
2008-08-20 07:07:39 PM  
Scientology suspiciously absent.
 
2008-08-20 07:08:04 PM  
static.howstuffworks.com
 
2008-08-20 07:08:58 PM  
baby jesus

heck, somebody has to say it.
 
2008-08-20 07:09:30 PM  
Global Warming?
 
2008-08-20 07:10:16 PM  
As an atheist, I'd say religion is the greatest (as in biggest, most harmful) hoax of all time.

Just gettin' it out of the way.
 
2008-08-20 07:10:26 PM  
DumDum Dum Dum Dum
 
2008-08-20 07:10:47 PM  
Iraqi WMDs/connection to 9-11?
 
2008-08-20 07:11:24 PM  

timujin: subby or zombie deities, burning bushes and a boat full of animals.


bottled up my feelings exactly

/the girlfriend loves to call those peaceful old mormons freaks, but doesn't think its odd at all to worship a giant invisible man in the sky and his zombie offspring
 
2008-08-20 07:13:52 PM  
Uri Geller? (new window)
 
2008-08-20 07:13:57 PM  

Surly_Duff: I'd have to say this (new window) is one of the greatest and weirdest hoaxes of all time.

It takes the "sandy vag" cliche to a whole new place...

/harey vag?


OMG! Never heard of that one before, but I'm passing it on to my renaissance friends. Wouldn't that make a great scenario plot?
 
2008-08-20 07:14:25 PM  
I did submit with christianity added but i was too late. Mormon I guess is ok funny.
 
2008-08-20 07:14:27 PM  
As a theist, I'd say atheism is the greatest (as in biggest, most harmful) hoax of all time.

Just gettin' it out of the way.
 
2008-08-20 07:16:01 PM  
www.lostweekend.tv

Magic spectacles?
 
2008-08-20 07:16:26 PM  
Can I have my 4 minutes back?
 
2008-08-20 07:17:17 PM  
Subby: if you're a male, I just became gay. If you're female, I never said that whole "gay" thing, I never thought of anybody but you and want you to have my baby.

In other words, I LOVE the tag.

And furthermore, it never ceases to amaze me how all the paintings of the "translation" have no giant spectacles anywhere in them.

\Could go on
\\and on and on and on
\\\will some day
 
2008-08-20 07:17:27 PM  
i242.photobucket.com
 
2008-08-20 07:17:57 PM  
The Golden Plates reference is obvious, but magical spectacles?

www.csicop.org
Personal favorite hoax
 
2008-08-20 07:18:18 PM  
Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

I now know that I can and will sell out my religion to get a greenlight.

/subby
//devout Mormon
 
2008-08-20 07:18:42 PM  
Poor lukket gets overlooked (new window).
 
2008-08-20 07:19:04 PM  
innsaei.homestead.com
 
2008-08-20 07:19:18 PM  
I came to say Religion. #1 all time biggest bullsh*t story.
 
2008-08-20 07:19:57 PM  
Considering TFA is missing this (new window), I believe it to be invalid.
 
2008-08-20 07:20:34 PM  
+1 for the headline, subby.

/Utah resident
 
2008-08-20 07:20:58 PM  

ninjakirby: The Golden Plates reference is obvious, but magical spectacles?

Personal favorite hoax


you need the magical spectacles to read the plates otherwise you go blind or some junk from seeing the almighty plates. As for the hoax you presented, I thought it was very well done, they did a good job paying attention to the small details
 
2008-08-20 07:21:04 PM  
Haha, golden plates. I'm glad I'm not the only one who got that.

Did they exclude War of the Worlds because it wasn't meant to be a real hoax?

/not mormon
//dad's HUGE family is
 
2008-08-20 07:21:18 PM  

tarkus1980: Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

I now know that I can and will sell out my religion to get a greenlight.

/subby
//devout Mormon


Well at least it's worth something.

/Raised Mormon, I'm allowed to make jokes.
//Not that it would stop me otherwise.
 
2008-08-20 07:22:20 PM  
Sort of a hoax... guess I felt the need to share.

Dude with the rag on his head behind the counter of the 7-11 pissed Smeg off last week. Step 1. Leave quietly. Step 2. Note the name of the alarm company from the sticker pasted on the door. Step 3. Go across the street to the gas station pay phone and call the 7-11. Step 4. When the asshole who just pissed you off answers, tell him your Jack Mehoff from XYZ Security Inc. and due to a power failure at the office you need for him to reset the hold up alarm while your on the phone. Be sure to thank him once he has completed his little task. Step 5. Enjoy the show.
 
2008-08-20 07:22:28 PM  
No one could understand what she was saying, but when she was offered a room at the local inn, she ate a pineapple for dinner and slept on the floor instead of in the bed.


They had pineapples in Enland in 1814?
 
2008-08-20 07:22:37 PM  

tarkus1980: Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

I now know that I can and will sell out my religion to get a greenlight.

/subby
//devout Mormon


you call that a religion eh? do you often get entangled in goofy cults?
 
2008-08-20 07:23:34 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nda_OSWeyn8

This is the greatest hoax of all time. Not a Rickroll.
 
2008-08-20 07:24:13 PM  
No Resurrection?
 
2008-08-20 07:24:29 PM  
Subby:Five of the greatest hoaxes of all time. Strangely enough, golden plates and magic spectacles are mentioned nowhere

Because the stories in the Bible are all so believable.
 
2008-08-20 07:24:31 PM  
Pons and Flieschmann their "Cold Fusion".

it took physicists only a couple of months to realize that a) there was no way (by like 70 orders of magnitude in terms of rate), and b) if there was a way, then our PI's would've died a nasty death from neutron radiation poisoning...

of course, this did not stop them from getting a juicy >25M$ grant for an institute to study this in Utah (IIRC).

sigh.
 
2008-08-20 07:25:05 PM  
z.about.com
 
2008-08-20 07:25:39 PM  
Subby is going to Outer Darkness.

/nanner nanner boo boo
 
2008-08-20 07:25:50 PM  
The replies below the article make Fark seem like a heaven of enlightenment.
 
2008-08-20 07:26:06 PM  

JamisonJamieJames: bottled up my feelings exactly

/the girlfriend loves to call those peaceful old mormons freaks, but doesn't think its odd at all to worship a giant invisible man in the sky and his zombie offspring


Just as a side note, those peaceful old mormon freaks love to hate the zombie offspring, while claiming to be the zombie offspring. The wife went to Utah on a trip to help with the flooding a few years back and she was astounded.
"We're just like you!"
Wife: "Well, actually, we believe very different things. See, don't you believe -this particular doctrine-?"
"Yes!"
Wife: "Well, I don't. I disagree with it on multiple levels."
"Oh. Well, we're still the same!"

Lots of facepalming.

/Mormons chased my parents from the East Coast to the West Coast
//no joke, took a long time to get them to stop showing up at the door and scaring the bejeezus out of my mom.
///And a long talk with the local bishop, I think.
////You're never off their list...
 
2008-08-20 07:26:25 PM  

Der Poopflinger: you need the magical spectacles to read the plates otherwise you go blind or some junk from seeing the almighty plates


Hrm. J.Smith used two 'seer stones' (Urim and Thummim) which were on a breastplate as I recall. Though a quick check shows that my memory is only half correct, so there's that. Learn something new everyday.

www.mormonthink.com
 
2008-08-20 07:27:20 PM  

HomoHabilis: Subby is going to Outer Darkness.

/nanner nanner boo boo


He should enjoy that, I hear they're one of Norway's most kickass black metal bands.
 
2008-08-20 07:28:31 PM  

Surly_Duff: I'd have to say this (new window) is one of the greatest and weirdest hoaxes of all time.

It takes the "sandy vag" cliche to a whole new place...


A rabbit in my vagina? It's more likely than you may think.
 
2008-08-20 07:28:44 PM  
"she had manually inserted dead rabbits into her..."

WTF
 
2008-08-20 07:29:28 PM  
Greatest hoax of all time = religion.
 
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