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I seem to remember watmm being all over this and the codex seraphinianus some time ago, being the two most incomprehensible lengthy illustrated manuscripts of history. The codex seraphinianus is a fabrication by a 80s artist, and this one was always suspected to be a 15th or 16th century elaborate troll in a similar vein... Until now. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2564325/Has-Voynich-manuscript-decoded-First-words-mysterious-15th-century-text-revealed.html I guess we shouldn't be holding our breaths for a full decoded version anytime soon, but this still
Original story. Norte Dame star and NFL draft prospect has made-up a story about an imaginary girlfriend who died of leukemia. He says it was a prank on him, and ND is backing him for now. Personally, I think it was Catfish hoax on him that he was embarrassed to acknowledge, so he lied, it snowballed, and he ended up claiming she died. The media covered this for months, Deadspin mentioned on the news that 5 separate major news outlets reported 5 completely different dates of her death and no one ever doubted the story. It's like Fight Club with a shitty Nicolas Sparks + Rud
Jamie Oliver (yeah, that Jamie Oliver) discovered long-lost master tapes from Joy Division and New Order in the basement of a Manchester bank he recently purchased to convert into a restaurant. In addition to the tapes, there was gold and jewelery, and is estimated to be worth 1.7 million USD. Turns out to have been a joke/hoax... get real and back to the kitchen.