The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Cursed by Allah
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Loch Ness Conger Eels
May 2, 2001: Two large, serpent-like conger eels were found on the shore of the loch. Since the eels were saltwater creatures and the loch is freshwater, they evidently had been placed there. The leading theory was that a hoaxer, hoping the eels would be mistaken for mini-Nessies, had dumped them there.
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