The Museum of Hoaxes
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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
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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