The Museum of Hoaxes
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Fake Fish Photos
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
LunarCorp -- April Fool's Day, 2001
The NPR program All Things Considered revealed that a California-based company, LunarCorp, had developed a laser powerful enough to project images on to the surface of the moon. It planned to use this to beam advertisements onto the moon, turning the earth's satellite into a giant billboard.

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