The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Attack of the Mario Power-Up Cubes -- April Fool's Day, 2006
Five teenage girls living in Ravenna, Ohio strung brightly colored boxes designed to look like power-up cubes from the Super Mario Bros. video game around town. Local residents who didn't recognize what the boxes were supposed to be called out the bomb squad. The police initially warned that the girls could face criminal charges for their actions. However, the prosecutor decided not to press charges, noting, "None of the girls had any prior contacts with the police or juvenile court and are all good students."

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