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Have you ever browsed Craigslist? We mean really browsed it, beyond just the sections that you need. It's a bona fide freak show, a collection of the weirdest and the wackiest. In many cases, some ads are posted just for laughs, but there are those that clearly mean every strange word they post.

Though Craigslist was intended to be a reliable free marketplace, its creator, Craig Newmark likely never expected it to turn into the poster child for controversy that it is today. When he started the service in 1996 in San Francisco to alert locals to special events, Newmark's system was nothing but a small e-mail list. Within four years, the marketplace had expanded to the web and multiple cities. Unbeknownst to Newmark, his marketplace would attract a whole new breed of crazy.

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