The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The worms inside your face
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Scandinavian Earthlines -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The Norwegian Board of Tourism ran an ad in Swedish newspapers debuting a new underground super-train, Scandinavian Earthlines, that would connect Sweden and Norway and allow a trip from Stockholm to Lofoten to be made in under an hour. Readers were invited to call a phone number for more information. Those who phoned up were informed that the super-train wasn't actually real, but were given a pitch inviting them to visit Norway anyway.


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