The Museum of Hoaxes
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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Clegg GTi Turbo -- April Fool's Day, 1987
A Yorkshire ad agency, Male Winram Tweddle and Associates, placed an ad in the Yorkshire Post describing a new super-car, the Clegg GTi Turbo. The ad claimed that compared to this car "Owt else is nobbut middlin". A phone number was also provided for those wanting more information. When people called this number they were informed that they had "bin 'ad by some poncey ad agency."

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