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New trend: Physicist trolling (?) spam

I saw this tweet on Twitter:

Today in physics: there’s a highly vocal & harassing physics troll sending e-mails to physicists, pretending to be Nobel Committee members. — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) September 30, 2015 Apparently “the modern physics is a pseudo-science in hundred percent”. Who knew? — Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) September 30, 2015 Looks interesting. Basic Google search for “the modern physics is a pseudo-science in hundred percent” displayed one result, a post from a Swedish blog. And the spam mail, about "the Nobel Commitee":[1]

Subject: Changes at The Nobel Committe
Welcome dear Colleague,
In the last 100 years we donated many Nobel Prizes for worthless and speculative theories and models. Also was a big mistake to donate Nobel Prize to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs for their ridiculous boson theory. Joseph Incandela and his team issued a speculative explanation. They said that they detected 133 proton mass Higgs boson. It proved to be a lie,…