The Celebrity Sperm Bank Auction (1976): "In July of 1976, Giuseppe Scaggoli (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs), proprietor of the Celebrity Sperm Bank, planned to hold an auction of rock star sperm. The sperm bank promised, "We'll have sperm from the likes of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and vintage sperm from Jimmy Hendricks. All donations are certified and authenticated."
The Cockroach Vitamin Pill (1981): "This hoax involved a cult leader; a panacea; and a crowd of adoring followers. On May 22, 1981, Skaggs converted an apartment into a laboratory, filled it with the world's largest collection of cockroach art and memorabilia, and he and his congregation staged a press conference for the media."