The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
A black lion: real or fake?
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Sell! -- April Fool's Day, 1925
Pranksters attempted to deceive some of the larger brokerage offices on Wall Street. Several of the larger houses received telephone messages instructing them to sell large quantities of stock "at the market." Doing so could have caused a collapse in stock prices. However, the brokers, who were familiar with the actual voices of their customers, realized they were being deceived and did not carry out any of the sell orders. [The New York Times, Apr 2, 1925.]

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