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(Yahoo)   Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the "Bicholim Conflict" after discovering it never actually happened   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 36
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2013-01-04 02:54:44 PM
7 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-04 02:36:43 PM
5 votes:
A win for Portugal revisionist historians who do not want to acknowledge the atrocities their ancestor committed in that imperialist war of aggressions.
2013-01-04 02:06:31 PM
5 votes:
Uh-oh, I've got a term paper to revise, stat!
2013-01-04 02:36:51 PM
4 votes:
We've always been at war with the Maratha Empire.
2013-01-04 06:47:31 PM
3 votes:
Wikipedia's own List of Hoaxes on Wikipedia contains this entry:

Fictitious clitoris research • 5 years, 1 month • 26 October 2001 - 26 July 2006 / 4 December 2006

Never mind obscure Dutch wars. I cannot believe that we're living in the 21st century and yet supposedly "educated" people still believe in the existence of the clitoris.
2013-01-04 03:13:23 PM
3 votes:

durbnpoisn: I think that is really amusing. Someone went to great lengths for that one!

CSB, which I think of now because of Wikipedia Hoaxes...

One day I was watching the Giants game with the family. My son asked me some obscure question about Eli Manning that I didn't have the answer to. So, I went to look it up. The very first line in the article said, "Eli Manning is the President of the United States of America", and continued on at great length about how awesome a job he was doing.

I think the chosen photo for him is what prompted the edit to the page:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 432x645]


The article only stayed like that for 5 minutes or so, and then it went back to normal. I just happened to catch it at just the right time!

We all laughed heartily.

//end CSB


My IP address is still banned at work for making false wiki entries. Did you know that Uranus has a dark spot and is very gassy?
2013-01-04 03:06:22 PM
3 votes:
Has anyone seen Pocket Ninja?
2013-01-04 02:36:35 PM
3 votes:
Yet those fat farking butterbeast article squatter/ mods won't let you change one line in a page they "guard".
2013-01-04 02:35:22 PM
3 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: I'm going to start a campaign to rewrite the reviews for the movie "Mansquito" as a documentary rather then a sci-fi flick.


... it wasn't a documentary?
2013-01-04 02:34:10 PM
3 votes:
Hasn't happened YET.

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-04 02:30:31 PM
3 votes:
can deceive whole Internet

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-04 02:29:55 PM
3 votes:
I'm going to start a campaign to rewrite the reviews for the movie "Mansquito" as a documentary rather then a sci-fi flick.
2013-01-04 03:43:43 PM
2 votes:
I tried to start a hoax that Larry Fine was Barry Manilow's father.

But then I found out it was true.
2013-01-04 03:43:33 PM
2 votes:
Wait till they get wind of parts of the Bible.
2013-01-04 03:20:53 PM
2 votes:
what nonsense. any schoolboy can tell you it was this very infamous conflict in which the government supplied the much spoke of pox infected blankets to the Indians during the long cold Winter months, virtually ensuring their total annihilation.
2013-01-04 03:20:33 PM
2 votes:

TNel: Did you know that Uranus has a dark spot and is very gassy?


Yes and I'm seeing a doctor about it, so I would appreciate it if you wouldn't mention it.
2013-01-04 03:08:29 PM
2 votes:
I'm pretty sure I played this out in Empire: Total War.

Also, conquered the New World as Prussia.
2013-01-04 02:41:33 PM
2 votes:
That's why I only trust Conservapedia, the ONLY online resource devoted to The Truth™. You can't trust Liberals with their fancy-schmancy book-larnin'.
2013-01-04 02:39:19 PM
2 votes:
I think that is really amusing. Someone went to great lengths for that one!

CSB, which I think of now because of Wikipedia Hoaxes...

One day I was watching the Giants game with the family. My son asked me some obscure question about Eli Manning that I didn't have the answer to. So, I went to look it up. The very first line in the article said, "Eli Manning is the President of the United States of America", and continued on at great length about how awesome a job he was doing.

I think the chosen photo for him is what prompted the edit to the page:
upload.wikimedia.org


The article only stayed like that for 5 minutes or so, and then it went back to normal. I just happened to catch it at just the right time!

We all laughed heartily.

//end CSB
2013-01-04 02:39:04 PM
2 votes:
Bicholim?

So someone was drinking a michelob and changed it around to get the name?
2013-01-04 02:37:42 PM
2 votes:
Well, there goes my faith in humanity. I was told and read on the Internet that you can't put anything on the Internet that isn't true.

Bon Jour.
2013-01-04 02:31:31 PM
2 votes:
So Obama really isn't from Hawaii and he's really not legally the President of the United States??
/someone was going to say it.
2013-01-04 07:20:37 PM
1 votes:
I got 99 conflicts, but a Bicholim ain't one of them.
2013-01-04 06:17:05 PM
1 votes:
This is likely the only headline of "War Is Over" that you're likely see in your lifetime, citizen.
2013-01-04 04:06:12 PM
1 votes:
Typical Eurocentrist Revisionist History. Of COURSE Portugal didn't attack the nice Bicholese people, they were merely defending themselves against savages.
2013-01-04 03:18:32 PM
1 votes:

dcigary: Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.


Holy Shiat, a Jungleland reference. I skated the crap outta that place back in the day. Thanks for that!
2013-01-04 03:13:12 PM
1 votes:
I want my money back for the book

Actually, I'm very tempted to give it five stars for being such a well-researched article on an obscure--but important--historical event.
2013-01-04 03:05:21 PM
1 votes:

error 303: Hasn't happened YET.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x402]


Actually, it did happen, it just got 'erased' during Bill and Ted's Awful fark Up.

/the movie was so bad, they went back in time and erased it.
2013-01-04 03:00:25 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, right.  Next thing, you'll be telling me that Tlön is made up.
2013-01-04 02:43:56 PM
1 votes:
IMNSHO, ALL History should be filed under "Fiction".
2013-01-04 02:43:25 PM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: I'm reading an archive of it, great work.

/Link


FTA: Chapel of St. Catherine, built in Old Goa during the Portuguese occupation. Not to be confused with the Cathedral of Santa Catarina, also in Old Goa.

That right there should've told them.
2013-01-04 02:39:45 PM
1 votes:
Bicholm, please!
2013-01-04 02:39:41 PM
1 votes:
Wow! This is master-level fraud. Makes me wish I were a history major in college.
2013-01-04 02:38:23 PM
1 votes:
Nothing can ever top this article from Snopes.
2013-01-04 02:37:16 PM
1 votes:
Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the "Bicholm Conflict" after discovering it never actually happened

But-

Wait.

Wait.

OK I get it, now I just feel stupid. I feel like that word Jayson Blair made up, the one that wasn't real so they took it back out of the dictionary.
2013-01-04 02:37:02 PM
1 votes:
Of course the Bicholm Conflict never happened. Neither did the Bicholim Conflict. Drew, the editors should get thirty lashes for every spelling mistake!
 
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