Archive for October, 2008

crazzy sport

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

I was thinking about egg throwing, than I went online and there was/is an egg throwing championship in England along with many other events dealing with eggs. Whether it’s true or not it is worth looking at the website,regarding methods for selling an uncommon sport. 

The World Egg throwing Federation 

http//:swatonvintageday.sslpowered.com/Disciplines.php

Research Paper on Hoaxes

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I found this online and thought it was interesting- it’s actually more about virus hoaxes, but it still definitely applies to what we’re talking about. It was presented at the 7th Virus Bulletin International Conference in 1997- looks at a number of reasons hoaxes fool people.

Cottingley Fairy Pictures

Monday, October 6th, 2008

We talked about this in class today- The full page on the hoax can be found at the Museum of Hoaxes page.

The First Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1917. 10-year-old Frances Griffiths in the garden with the fairies.

The second Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1917. 16-year-old Elsie Wright in the garden with a gnome.

The second Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1917. 16-year-old Elsie Wright in the garden with a gnome.

The third Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1920. Frances with a leaping fairy.

The third Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1920. Frances with a leaping fairy.

The fourth Cottingley Fairy Picture. Elsie with a fairy.

The fourth Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1920. Elsie with a fairy.

The fifth Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1920. Elsie and Frances insisted later (in 1981) that this was the only photo they had not faked.

The fifth Cottingley Fairy Picture, taken in 1920. Elsie and Frances insisted later (in 1981) that this was the only photo they had not faked.

There are further descriptions of the photographs on the link above. Enjoy!

Rachael

Flip-Flops

Monday, October 6th, 2008

aka sandals, thongs, and originally JANDALS.

Jandals were created by Morris Yock, but this is a disputed fact as it may also have been John Cowie, in New Zealand in 1957.

Who knew? Who would care to look this tid-bit information up? Does it really matter?

Well, apparently someone did their homework to find out who owned the copyrights for jandals. I wanted to look it up because Professor Kelly and I were thinking about everyday items that probably very few people are likely to know the origins of or think to dispute the information if told, but could possibly get passed around. And the most important thing from this story is that the originator is disputed! So, in all actuality, it could be anyone still. (if you catch my drift..)