The Museum of Hoaxes
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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Cursed by Allah
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
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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