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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978

What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Czar of the Bizarre
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 19, 2003
The Czar of Bizarre: sideshow-related art, prose, and links.
Categories: Art, Folklore/Tall Tales Comments (0)
Mein Kampf Sequel
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
It turns out that Hitler wrote a sequel to Mein Kampf, and unlike the infamous Hitler Diaries, it's not a hoax. It's soon going to be published in an English translation. This NY Times article about it also contains a good summary of the Hitler Diaries hoax.
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Castro Radio Prank
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
Miami deejays hoax Fidel Castro with a prank phone call. It's the same pair that earlier hoaxed Hugo Chavez.
Categories: Radio Comments (0)
High-School Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
High-school seniors superglue the locks on their teachers' doors. The teachers are not amused. In other senior prank news, piglets are released in a school the day of the senior barbeque.
Categories: Pranks Comments (253)
Brother of Jesus
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
The box that some people claim once contained the remains of the brother of Jesus has been determined to be a fake.
Categories: History Comments (0)
Public Credit Reports
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
There's an email going around claiming that consumer credit reports are soon going to be made public. It's a hoax.
Categories: Email Hoaxes Comments (1)
No Sex Change for Toto
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
Toto's keyboard player is not going to have a sex change. It was just a joke. Personally I was more surprised to discover that Toto was still around.
British Airways Hoax
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 18, 2003
British Airways officially denies an email hoax going around claiming that if you forward the message enough times you'll get a free flight.
Categories: Email Hoaxes Comments (0)
Virgin Mary in Window
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 17, 2003
Not a deliberate hoax, but bogus anyway. A leaky window seal causes a peculiar moisture pattern to form on the window of Milton Hospital. True believers swear it's the image of the Virgin Mary.
Categories: Religion Comments (0)
Journalistic Integrity
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 17, 2003
Slate has an interesting piece about some journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who took serious liberties with the truth: H.L. Mencken, A.J. Liebling, and Joseph Mitchell.
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Fake Ghost Photos
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 16, 2003
How to fake a ghost photo.
Categories: Paranormal Comments (0)
Roswell Declassified
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 16, 2003
The government declassifies the Roswell records. Popular Mechanics investigates.
Big Plane
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jun 16, 2003
Try to guess if this photo of a really big plane getting stuck as it crosses a ramp over a highway is real or fake. The answer's here.
Categories: Photos/Videos Comments (1)
Usability Limited
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 15, 2003
Is this a hoax website? — Usability Limited: The user interface design specialists. (vis Bifurcated Rivets)
Categories: Technology, Websites Comments (0)
Al-Gebra Terrorist
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 15, 2003
Here's an email that's been making the rounds recently: At Heathrow Airport today, an individual, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a compass, a protractor, and a graphical calculator. Authorities believe he is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He is being charged with carrying weapons of math instruction.
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