The Museum of Hoaxes
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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Fake Fish Photos
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Woman Murdering Her Husband -- April Fool's Day, 1940
The Los Angeles Times reported that police officers were kept busy responding to fictitious reports of "big fires" throughout the city. They also responded to a report of a "woman murdering her husband" on N. Gower St:

"The woman, mystified when a squad of detectives rushed to her home demanding the body and the suspect, soon joined the officers with a hollow laugh which somehow lacked the humor which the prankster probably expected."

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