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(Some Guy)   Not news: man has patent application for Facebook rejected. News: in 1845. Fark: Abe Lincoln   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook, Barnum & Bailey Circus, P.T. Barnum  
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2012-05-09 06:53:08 AM  
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2012-05-09 07:59:15 AM  
I was credulous until about halfway through the article by which time my subconscious was tapping me on the shoulder, muttering something about lollipops and birth rates. Then I clicked over here to see who would first holler "FAKE!"
2012-05-09 08:10:59 AM  

Nem Wan: Don't believe them.
Don't trust them.
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I'm impressed by the amount of effort it had to take to find the exact screenshot to quote this.

Millennium: Walker: IS HE TIME TRAVELER????

Nah; time travel was invented much earlier than that. Just look for US Patent No. 1.


Huh, hadn't heard of that, but it's pretty neat.
2012-05-09 11:33:33 AM  

redhook: zedcaster: Hoax. There's no Matt listed as a research assistant in the Lincoln Library staff directory in Springfield Il.

There is one.

McCormick, Matthew Administrative Services Stationary Engineer n/a

Yes, there is one Matt at the Lincoln Library/Museum but as Wikipedia says "A stationary engineer, also called operating engineer or power engineer, is a tradesman who operates heavy machinery and equipment that provide heat, light, climate control and power." Doesn't sound like the guy who would be handling archival material.
2012-05-09 01:27:14 PM  
The P.T. Barnum stuff at the beginning is the author's way of screaming "I'm making this shiat up. If you actually believe it, you're an idiot!"
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