A 230 page Royal Scam
Here's another from the BrainBlog slush pile. I found this in the July issue of Scientific American.
With all the available titles disputing the "truth" written within The Da Vinci Code, I'm really fond of the idea of a 17th century English adventurer scamming Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II out of a stack of cash for a seemingly cryptic text containing alchemy secrets -- which hundreds of years later turns out to be 230 pages of gobbledy-gook.
Get the full story here.
Heh-heh-heh... There's a sucker born every millenia.