What is the biggest hoax in all of human history?
The title says it all. How about the top ten hoaxes of all time, in order?
73, Cecil, www.w5dxp.com
The maximum power transfer theorem works just as well for a non-resonant antenna as it does for a resonant antenna.
Radio-Mart's eBay auction offerings?
The AR15/M16 - Irritating practically everyone since 1960...
have you ever
in your life
heard of one single person anywhere
who got stomach cramps and drowned
from swimming right after eating?
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. Eric Hoffer
Any religion that endorses violence is incapable of delivering spiritual enlightenment. Pat Condell
your failure to comprehend does not compel me to explain.
Wise people talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.
Expect to get half of what you earn, a quarter of what is your due, and none of what you have lent, and you will be near the mark.
I'm old, and old school. If I want to make friends I will hang around a diner and smile a lot. Spare me the friends request nonsense, please.
There really was only one.
Spring, 1968. Burlington High School in Vermont. I was sitting in Honor's English class, from which that day mysteriously missing were the class Valedictorian, class President, and several other "high ranking" members of the senior class.
Over the intercom came an unusual message from the school principal asking that all students report immediately to the school auditorium.
Now, it should be noted that the school auditorium was not designed to hold the entire school student body at the same time.
All this turned out to be a prank, designed and implemented by those same students missing from a certain Honor's English class. I never learned how they got a recording of the principal's voice.
They were all suspended.
Of course, they all graduated.
73 de Bob - AB8MA
Global Warming !
The US Congress. Oops - here we go to PJ!
KCØW's Top Ten Hoax's:
1. Organized Religion.
2. The Assassination of JFK.
3. That You Can be Very Successful With Only a High school Education.
4. That "Reality" TV is Just That, Reality.
5. Dangerous Beryllium Fingerstock.
6. That Keith Richards Will Die Within the Next 60 Years.
7. Cheese Whiz.
8. That Carrot Top is Even Remotely Funny.
9. Come to Cambodia, it's a Great Place to Visit.
10. That you Know 3% of What Certain Governments Get Involved in.
Religion ... God and Gods ... Superstitutions .... Believing there is life after death ... That is a "I wish it were true" dream. Simply because we don't want to think the end if like that roadkill mutt in the highway. Is that all there is? Yes, that IS all there is. So we invent life after death, no matter how horrendous the death is. We design it to fit our needs of the moment - our earth bodies recreated, no bodies, digging up gold from the streets (to what avail? There's nothing to buy and gold has zero value in Heaven) sitting next to God. What a life. Just sitting for millions of years. That isn't much of a Heaven, is it? Oh, coming back to help others? Well, so far no one has done that.
Yet I am all for religion, for it keeps the gullible afraid and in line. Many of us, though, can stay in line because we respect other people. The Golden Rule, which has nothing at all to do with religion. I don't have to create a God in order for me to treat people nicely.
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Ed, CHOP, W5HTW - Novice 1956, General, 1957, Advanced, 1968, Extra, 1969. Keep the amateur in amateur radio, keep the pros, and Part 90, out of it.
The biggest of all
Barack O'Bama is qualified in any way to be president........
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Global Warming. The only hoax that will lead to Global Dominance.