Several years ago Psychology Today ran a “scamarama contest” to see if readers could come up with a creative pseudoscience when they weren’t hampered by little things like scruples. Here are some of the suggestions…
Phrenotherapy: Change the bumps on your head to improve your character. Experts would offer to ‘knock your noggin where it will do the most good’
Palmistherapy: Using laser surgery to lengthen the lifeline on the palm of your hand.
Upgrade Your Aura: A device that fits into your pocket or purse that magnifies your current aura to make a better impression on others.
Autozodiac: Create an astrological chart for your car so you’ll know which are the best/worst days for a long trip or to have your oil changed.
Car Zodiac found here
Investment in Reincarnation: Leave $10,000 in your will to a professional medium who will contact you after your death and find out when you’re coming back and under what name. Upon your return you receive a cheque for your investment plus interest. The longer you are gone, the more you will receive!
It’s been a long time since I ran a competition here at the gimcrack, so perhaps it’s time for another one. Leave your own scamarama suggestions in the comments section and I’ll post out prizes to the two best ideas……