The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Hotline for Mr. Don Key -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Anticipating the annual flood of prank calls on April 1st, the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines set up four hotlines that pranksters were invited to use. The hotlines were for "Mr. Albert Ross," "Mr. C. Lyon," "Ms. Anna Conda," and "Mr. Don Key." Each hotline played a prerecorded message to let callers know they'd been fooled.


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