The Museum of Hoaxes
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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Use your left ear to detect lies
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Planets Renamed -- April Fool's Day, 2004
CBBC (Children's BBC) announced that astronomers had decided to rename the planets in the Solar System after characters from the Lord of the Rings. The Earth would henceforth be known as Gandalf. Mars would become Frodo. Pluto would be known as Sauron, and even the Moon would receive a new name: Gollum.



April Fool Categories: Space and Astronomy, 2004, BBC.
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