Friday, January 11, 2013

Many-Starred History of The Grift

"[Mary Toft] explained that she had simply inserted the dead rabbits inside her womb when no one was looking, motivated by a desire for fame and the hope of receiving a pension from the King."
-- The Rabbit Babies of Mary Toft, 1726, on The Museum of Hoaxes

Moral of the story: [removed by author].

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UPDATE:

Okay, I apologize; that moral thing was beneath me. It was crude, and even more, it wasn't all that funny. I'll try to do better.

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