The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The worms inside your face
Aliens Invade Rockford
In December 1989, the Sunday edition of the Rockford Register Star ran a brief article on its front page under the headline, “Aliens Spotted Near Rockford.” The article warned that “These aliens claim to be human children offering further proof that alien beings do indeed live in our planet and may be among local residents.” The story was a prank inserted by a mischievous production worker. The man was fired the next day.
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