The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Cursed by Allah
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Flying Bus -- April Fool's Day, 1950

International Soundphoto distributed a photo of a flying bus swooping over the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The photo ran in many papers, accompanied by the caption: "Well, Well, look how all those Parisians are being missed by the bus at Place de la Concorde. Anything can happen in the French capital on April Fool's day, they say, but it is suspected that some zany darkroom jokester had something to do with this." [Newsweek - Apr 10, 1950.]

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