The Museum of Hoaxes
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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
A black lion: real or fake?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
First Photograph Discovered -- April Fool's Day, 1987
The camera manufacturer Olympus ran an ad in The Guardian announcing the discovery of "the first picture ever taken." The picture had been discovered "in a cave high in the remote Outer Fokus Mountains." It had been taken by Yorimoto Hishida around 1782, "almost a full half century before the earliest work of either Fox Talbot or Nicéphore Niépce."


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