The Museum of Hoaxes
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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
King Kong Climbs CN Tower -- April Fool's Day, 1976
The Toronto Star printed on its front page a picture of King Kong hanging from the top of the CN Tower, which at the time was nearing completion. (It opened to the public in June 1976.) Carmen Nigro, who claimed to have played King Kong in the 1933 film (although a rubber model was used in most shots) was inside the costume.


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