During a minor internet search, in which I was hoping to glean assorted information on the Piltdown Man, I encountered the following item. And I had to laugh, partly because I was ashamed for not ever having heard of it, and just for the sheer comic value:
The caption reads:
The Cardiff Giant was one of the most famous hoaxes in U.S. history. It was a 10-foot tall “petrified man” uncovered in October 1869 by workers digging a well in Cardiff, New York. The giant was actually the creation of a New Yorker named George Hull. Hull, an atheist, decided to create the giant after an argument about a Bible passage stating that there were giants who once lived on Earth (source).
Ahh…what a wonderful world we live in.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!