The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Yenom Tree -- April Fool's Day, 1963
VIEW magazine revealed the existence of the Yenom Tree, a "rare perennial" owned by Mrs. Loo Flirpa of Appleton, Wisconsin. This tree, "intensively bred to resemble the Pelf Pines and Gelt Gardenias of an earlier day," sprouted "bright, green American one-dollar bills with uniformly high serial numbers."

In an unusual mutation, this year the Yenom Tree had also sprouted a "flawless five-dollar bill."

It was further revealed that Mrs. Flirpa had entered into "an exclusive arrangement with the U.S. Mint to sell Yenom tree seedlings through a system of greenhouses to be operated through local offices of the Federal Reserve System."

There are no comments yet for this article.
Submit a Comment
In order to post comments you have to register as a member of the site.


All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.