The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Dog wins art contest, 1974
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Dentist summoned to cemetery -- April Fool's Day, 1896
There was the usual number of April fool jokes sprung yesterday, and the young dentist who went over on West Main street as far as the cemetery to do some work, in response to a bogus call, returned fully convinced that the fool business was being overdone.
[The North Adams Daily Transcript, Apr 2, 1896.]


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