The Museum of Hoaxes
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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Fake Fish Photos
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Napoleonic Chunnel -- April Fool's Day, 1988
The Daily Mail revealed the discovery of a tunnel linking England and France that had been constructed during the Napoleonic wars. Supposedly the tunnel was wide enough to allow an ass carrying two barrels of brandy to pass through it. The tunnel had supposedly been discovered beneath Dover Castle. The article explained, "It would have been used to rescue aristocrats from Napoleonic France, to transfer spies and to trade British goods with Europe."


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