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  Bathtub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most modern bathtubs are made of acrylic or fibreglass, but alternatives are available in the form of porcelain-coated steel or increasingly wood.
Older western bathtubs are usually made of galvanized steel or iron.
A bathtub is usually placed in a bathroom either as a stand-alone fixture or in conjunction with a shower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bathtub   (211 words)

  
 Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Many hoaxes are also motivated by a desire to satirize or educate by exposing the credulity of the public or the absurdity of the target: literary and artistic hoaxes are often of this sort, although political hoaxes are sometimes motivated in part or whole by the desire to ridicule or expose politicians or political institutions.
The status of a given factoid as reliable or hoax is often the subject of considerable controversy.
A New Zealand tradition is the capping stunt, wherein university students perpetrate a hoax upon an unsuspecting population.
hallencyclopedia.com /Hoax   (1019 words)

  
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The introduction of the bathtub purportedly initially was greatly discussed and opposed, until the example of President Millard Fillmore who had a bathtub installed in the White House in 1850 made the invention more broadly acceptable.
www.thebestlinks.com /Bathtub_Hoax.html   (268 words)

  
 Hoax article - Hoax trick forgery fraud practical joke humorous political satirize - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A hoax is an attempt to trick an audience into believing that something false is real.
Orson Welles' Mercury Theater radio broadcast on October 31, 1938, entitled "The War of the Worlds" has been called the "single greatest media hoax of all time," though it was not intentionally so, and thus does not rank among genuine hoaxes.
Bathtub Hoax, perpetrated by American journalist and satirist Mencken in the 1920s, was credited even after it was exposed by the author.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Hoax   (716 words)

  
 H. L. Mencken: "A Neglected Anniversary"
Bathtubs are so common today that it is almost impossible to imagine a world without them.
And yet the first American bathtub was installed and dedicated so recently as December 20, 1842, and, for all I know to the contrary, it may still be in existence and in use.
Moreover, the English bathtub, then as now, was a puny and inconvenient contrivance -- little more, in fact, than a glorified dishpan -- and filling and emptying it required the attendance of a servant.
members.aol.com /zoticus/bathlib/menck/ambath.htm   (1742 words)

  
 Krakow Hotels - Online booking system - Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Unlike a fraud or con (which usually has an audience of one or a few), which are made for illicit financial or material gain, a hoax is often perpetrated as a practical joke, to cause embarrassment, for personal aggrandizement or to provoke social change through awareness.
Many hoaxes are motivated by a desire to satirize or educate by exposing the credulity of the public and the media or the absurdity of the target.
Political hoaxes are sometimes motivated by the desire to ridicule or expose politicians or political institutions.
www.krakow-hotel.info /cracow-guide/Hoax   (544 words)

  
 hoax information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Many hoaxes are also motivated by a desire to satirize or educate by exposing thecredulity of the public or the absurdity of the target: literary and artistic hoaxes are often of this sort, although politicalhoaxes are sometimes motivated in part or whole by the desire to ridicule or expose politicians or politicalinstitutions.
The status of a given factoid as reliable or hoax is often the subject ofconsiderable controversy.
Bathtub Hoax, perpetrated by American journalist and satirist Mencken in the 1920s, was credited even after it wasexposed by the author.
www.vsearchmedia.com /hoax.html   (741 words)

  
 The Bathtub, Mencken, and War
The article was so titled because, as Mencken declared, America had neglected to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the invention of the modern bathtub which had occurred on December 20, 1842 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In short, his history of the bathtub was an utter hoax set within the framework of real historical fact.
His history of bathtub had been cited repeatedly by other writers and was starting to find its way into reference works.
www.zetetics.com /mac/mencken.htm   (1503 words)

  
 The Bathtub, Mencken, and War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In short, his history of the bathtub was an utter hoax set within the framework of historical fact.
The journalist's purpose was not "good clean fun," though it is certain Mencken enjoyed the hoax, "A Neglected Anniversary" was an act of merry contempt directed at journalists who blithely reported fiction as fact and at readers who were so gullible as to believe blatantly false reports without question.
Through his hoax, Mencken demonstrated to himself and to selected friends that the American public would believe any absurdity, as long as it appealed to their imagination or emotions.
www.libertyhaven.com /theoreticalorphilosophicalissues/economichistory/bathtub.shtml   (1677 words)

  
 CIAC Malicious Code Hoax Warnings
Hoax shown below appears to be an attempt to kill an e-mail chain letter by claiming that it is a self starting Trojan that destroys your hard drive and then sends copies of itself to everyone whose address in in your mailbox.
Nstorm (http://www.nstorm.com) has become the victim of a hoax chain letter stating that two of their games being distributed over the internet are infected with a virus.
The jdbgmgr hoax is almost the same as the sulfnbk hoax in that it tells you to delete a program that was installed with Windows.
hoaxbusters.ciac.org /HBMalCode.shtml   (12013 words)

  
 E-Mail Hoaxes & Scams
Years before rumors and hoax messages began to appear on Mirabilis's ICQ, e-mail was, and still is, the most common means used to spread false information.
I included this hoax e-mail (you knew it was a hoax, right?) simply because it amused me. It has all the hallmarks of a hoax...
As the National Kidney Foundation points out, this "unfortunate hoax will affect the public's willingness to become organ donors." And finally there are the people who read and believe this hoax when it shows up in their e-mail.
diamond-back.com /emailhoaxes.html   (7323 words)

  
 Computer Cure Virus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The status of a given factoid as reliable or hoax is often the subject of considerable computer cure virus controversy.
Hephaestos 06:07 27 Jul 2003 (UTC) ::A hoax certainly implies intent to deceive, and that was completely absent from the Welles broadcast.
Bathtub hoax, perpetrated by American journalist and free computer anti virus satirist Mencken in the 1920s, was credited even after it was exposed by the author.
computer-virus.funhosts.com /computer/cure-virus.html   (857 words)

  
 News from Agape Press
The cyberspace hoaxes are nothing new, and neither is their challenge to the insignificant cerebral capacity of the people who swallow them whole.
This latest reprise of this hoax, exposed long ago, rings true because the first line grumbles about the coming price hike for stamps from 34 to 37 cents.
Other Internet hoaxes include those about the myriad health risks of aspartame, the artificial sweetener and the macabre photo of the doomed tourist standing atop the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
headlines.agapepress.org /archive/6/182002rck.asp   (585 words)

  
 Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground: Mencken's Bathtub Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The hoax began on December 28, 1917, when Mencken published an article titled “A Neglected Anniversary,” ostensibly about the history of the bathtub on its 75th anniversary.
According to Mencken, early instances of bathtub use were attacked by doctors as "dangerous to health" and certain causes of "rheumatic fevers, inflammation of the lungs and the whole category of zymotic diseases." The controversy didn't end, according to Mencken, until President Millard Fillmore installed the first modern bathtub in the White House in 1851.
During those nine years, his false history of the bathtub was reprinted throughout the land and was beginning to be cited as a primary source.
www.legalunderground.com /2004/02/menckens_bathtu.html   (489 words)

  
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Wendy McElroy, in The Bathtub, Mencken, and War suspects that more than “harmless fun” was behind the hoax: “Through his hoax, Mencken demonstrated to himself and to selected friends that the American public would believe any absurdity, as long as it appealed to their imagination or emotions.”
Bathtubs, a list of bathtub-related trivia from Janet Spencer, both repeated the hoax as fact, and mentioned Mencken's hoax as additional trivia!
In “Millard Fillmore, the Buffalo Benefactor”, Dr. Joseph A. Grande informs us that “Fillmore endorsed a series of controversial congressional measures called the Compromise of 1850 and the breakup of the Union was averted for a decade.
www.sniggle.net /bathtub.php   (1937 words)

  
 Mencken, the Bathtub, and War [Free Republic]
One account notes that the President's decision was prompted by his noticing that his bathtub was settling into the floor.
The Great Bathtub Debate: The question of which President was the first to introduce a bathtub into the White House has produced several answers, most of which could probably be construed as correct, depending on your viewpoint.
That admission led to the story being subsequently referred to as "The Mencken Hoax." However, the article continued to be printed as fact long after the author's confession.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a38ab23b81bbe.htm   (5088 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Today, there is another unique installment in bathtub lore, only this is no gag: The introduction of a bathtub made of wood by a French company called Image.
Both the bathtubs and sinks made their debut at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago in April, 1997.
Available online at www.pscraftsmanship.com, the bathtubs and sinks are sold through local distributorships.
www.iswonline.com /archives/eclectic/eclectic4.htm   (1704 words)

  
 Ovsyaniko-Kulikovsky's Symphony No. 21 in g minor
The hoax was finally revealed when one of the musicologists, Taranov, asked to examine the manuscript.
Although the hoax was revealed over thirty years ago, the work is still regarded as genuine in some references.
What the actual history of the bathtub may be I don't know: digging it out would be a dreadful job, and the result, after all that labor, would probably be a string of banalities.
www.panix.com /~checker/ok.htm   (2006 words)

  
 Kidney Stealing Hoax
You can help make this email hoax archive as complete as possible by submitting hoaxes that you have received.
The last thing the traveller remembers until they wake up in a hotel room bathtub, their body submerged to their neck in ice, is sipping that drink.
A phone is on the small table next to the bathtub for them to call.
www.hoax-slayer.com /kidney-stealing-hoax.html   (884 words)

  
 Organ Theft Hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
(We first saw a version of this hoax four years ago!) But we have gotten a huge number of questions about this hoax and we have even had reports that some newspapers are reporting this hoax as fact (this is not unusual; a number of newspapers have reported other hoaxes as factual stories!).
The hoax has made its way to some medical people who have forwarded it and given it more credibility but it remains a hoax.
We've had a number of you report that this hoax is valid because a valid authority claims it really happened.
www.stiller.com /organ.htm   (880 words)

  
 Bathtub hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was a completely fictional account of how bathtubs were introduced into the United States as recently as 1842, only having been introduced in England in 1828.
The whole article is entirely false, but was widely quoted elsewhere years later.
"The success of this idle hoax, done in time of war, when more serious writing was impossible, vastly astonished me. It was taken gravely by a great many other newspapers, and presently made its way into medical literature and into standard reference books.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/bathtub_hoax   (273 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: History (The "Unhealthy" Bathtub)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
  When the bathtub was introduced to the U.S. in the mid-1800s, its popularity was hindered by the belief that taking baths was injurious to a person's health.
In 1850 President Millard Fillmore ordered a bathtub for the White House, and that helped defuse the opposition.
Cincinnati advertised itself as the birthplace of the American bathtub.
www.snopes.com /history/hoaxes/bathtub.htm   (196 words)

  
 Free Computer Virus Removal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
These machines usually were based on punched cards and could free computer anti virus do operations such as sorting, tabulating, counting, and in some cases calculating a total, but were probably not general enough to be considered computers.
The envelope, normally derived from the cell membrane of the previous host, protects the viral genome contained within and also provides the mechanism by which the virus infects its host.
Since almost all of mathematics can be reduced to Boolean operations, a sufficiently fast electronic computer is capable of attacking the majority of mathematical problems, and much, much more.
computer-virus.hostrim.com /free/computer-virus-removal.html   (881 words)

  
 BreakTheChain.org - Yanking the Chain Award   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I know this guy whose neighbor, a young man, was home recovering from having been served a rat in his bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
So anyway, one day he went to sleep and when he awoke he was in his bathtub and it was full of ice and he was sore all over.
Now, this guy knew it wasn't a hoax because he himself was a computer programmer who was working on software to save us from Armageddon when the year 2000 rolls around.
www.breakthechain.org /awards/0005.html   (493 words)

  
 Computer Virus Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the first process, the viral RNA is directly copied using an enzyme called RNA computer virus software replicase.
For example, electron flows might be computer virus statistics used to model the flow of water in a dam.
Team penning: a popular timed event in which a team of 3 riders must select 3 to 5 marked computer virus statistics steers out of a herd and drive them into a small pen.
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 ho chi minh -- gullible usa -- titanic sinking prophecy - rockefeller
Mencken's story began with the patently improbable claim that the bathtub was unknown in America until 1842, when Adam Thompson, a Cincinnati cotton and grain dealer, recently back from a trip to Europe, where he had laid eyes on a bathtub for the first time, introduced it amid much fanfare.
Instead, the city slickers decided that the bathtub was Public Enemy Number One.
According to the story, opposition the bathtub remained strong until 1851, when Millard Fillmore -- described as "intrepid" -- ordered one installed in the White House.
de.geocities.com /infotaxi/snippets.html   (1828 words)

  
 Column-mike-3/31/99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Internet certainly is a good source for finding hoaxes – like the story of victims who had their kidneys stolen and woke up in a bathtub of ice – but it’s likely the good ‘ol hoax has been around since the days when serpents were tempting women named Eve.
A while back we published a letter to the editor from a couple with good intentions who thought at the time they had some legitimate information passed on to them about refunds due members who served in the military on their Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance.
The letter states, "Congress did not pass any new law giving veterans a dividend based on the amount of months their insurance was in force while on active duty.
www.fhtimes.com /times/1999archives/3-31-99/mike.htm   (543 words)

  
 Science/Pseudoscience Bibliography
Includes the landfall of Columbus, the Barisal guns, the cry of Memnon, last of the alchemists, the longevity of Old Parr, canals of Mars, Parry's cannon, case of Abraham Thornton, the tragedy of H.M.S. Victoria, bealing bells, giants of Patagonia.
The Indian rope trick, the devil's hoofmarks, the Mary Celeste Mystery, the canals of Mars, the Siberian Meteorite, seven famous hoaxes, sea serpents, the man in the iron mask, and others.
Topics: Beringer's stones, Mesmer, NY Sun Moon Hoax, Koch's sea serpent, Keely's perpetual motion machine, the Kensington Runestone, Cook and the N. Pole, Schliemann and Atlantis, the Etruscan Sculptures, Venezeulan Ape-Man, Kammerer and the Midwife Toad, Otto Fischer's rocket, the Piltdown puzzle.
www.lhup.edu /~dsimanek/strange.htm   (4342 words)

  
 [No title]
Lindbergh confirmed that she did not have the child both women instinctively assumed that the father of the baby might be playing another prank on them.
After several hours, when the envelope was, finally, opened it would, of course, turn out to be a ransom note.
Whether it was a legitimate demand by a real kidnapper or simply a hoax by the father of the missing baby (a la Ramsey "kidnapper") remains a big question.
www.lindberghkidnappinghoax.com /miss.html   (2317 words)

  
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