The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Phoomph -- April Fool's Day, 1942
"Men at the Fort Riley, Kan., remount replacement center voted Judy Canova the April Fool glamour girl.

"She has phoomph instead of oomph," they explained in inviting her to be the presiding wallflower at one of their Wednesday night dances.

The April Fool pattern followed through. She's going to accept." [AP]

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