The Museum of Hoaxes
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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
A black lion: real or fake?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
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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