The Museum of Hoaxes
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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The worms inside your face
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
CBS Newsmen Buy Local Weekly -- April Fool's Day, 1981
The Connecticut Gazette, a weekly paper based in Old Lyme, Connecticut, announced it was being purchased by the CBS newsmen Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, who owned a vacation home in nearby Essex, Connecticut. Although the story was not true, it was picked up by the New York Post and run as fact several months later. The Post was forced to admit its blunder several days later.

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