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>  
> TO: Trojan Army Listserv < Trojans-L@troy.org
> RE: WARNING!! BEWARE GREEKS BEARING GIFTS!
>  
> Hey Hector,
>  
> This was forwarded to me by Cassandra--it looks legit. Please
> distribute to Priam, Hecuba, and your 99 siblings.
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Laocoon
>  
> WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
>  
> IF YOU RECEIVE A GIFT IN THE SHAPE OF A LARGE WOODEN HORSE DO NOT
> DOWNLOAD IT!!!! It is EXTREMELY DESTRUCTIVE and will overwrite your
> ENTIRE CITY!
>  
> The "gift" is disguised as a large wooden horse about two stories
> tall.
>  
> It tends to show up outside the city gates and appears to be
> abandoned.
>  
> DO NOT let it through the gates! It contains hardware that is
> incompatible with Trojan programming, including a crowd of heavily
> armed Greek warriors that will destroy your army, sack your town,
> and kill your women and children. If you have already received such a
> gift, DO NOT OPEN IT! Take it back out of the city unopened and set
> fire to it by the beach.
>  
> FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
>  
> Poseidon
>  
> =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
> FROM: hector@studmuffin.com
> TO: laocoon@doomgloom.edu
> RE: Greeks bearing gifts
>  
> Laocoon,
>  
> I hate to break to you, but this is one of the oldest hoaxes there
> is.  I've seen variants on this warning come through on other
> listservs, one involving some kind of fruit that was supposed to kill
> the people who ate it and one having to do with something called the
> "Midas Touch." Here are a few tipoffs that this is a hoax:
>  
> 1) This "Forward this message to everyone you know" junk. If it were
> really meant as a warning about the Greek army, why tell anyone to
> post it to the Phonecians, Sumerians, and Cretans?
>  
> 2) Use of exclamation points. Always a giveaway.
>  
> 3) It's signed "from Poseidon." Granted he's had his problems with
> Odysseus but he's one of their guys, isn't he? Besides, the lack of a
> real header with a detailed address makes me suspicious.
>  
> 4) Technically speaking, there is no way for a horse to overwrite
> your entire city. A horse is just an animal, after all.
>  
> Next time you get a message like this, just delete it. I appreciate
> your concern, but once you've been around the block a couple times
> you'll realize how annoying this kind of stuff is.
>  
> Bye now,
> Hector
>  
> 
> 
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