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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
A black lion: real or fake?
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Gummy Virgin Mary
Desmond and Amy Duguay of Turner, Maine claim that they found a piece of Dot gummy candy that resembles the Virgin Mary. They've put it up for sale on eBay, and bidding is currently at $215. [Bangor Daily News]


But some are crying hoax. The website corporatemal.com notes that there are Virgin Mary molds, which might have been used to create the Virgin Mary Dot.


However, the Duguays are sticking to their guns and insist their "Gummy Virgin Mary" is no hoax. In response to the accusations, they've posted this message on their eBay auction page:

I have seen pictures of the mold with a tape measure next to it and it is larger than the Holy DOT. All I can say is that I purchased the box of DOTs unopened from RiteAid in Auburn, ME. I have not altered the DOT in any way. I think that the only logical explanation here is that there has been some divine intervention that placed this Holy DOT in my box. You know, with the resignation of the Pope it may be possible that we have some sort of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" scenario playing out here... The Holy Dot was my Golden Ticket! Now all i have to do is get myself to the Vatican and try not to drink all the "Blood of Christ" and turn into a giant grape like how Violet Beauregarde turned into a giant blueberry.
Categories: eBay, Pareidolia
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 06, 2013
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