The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Fake Fish Photos
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
A black lion: real or fake?
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Daily Mirror’s Hoax Photos
image On May 1, 2004 the British Daily Mirror published pictures of Iraqi prisoners allegedly being tortured by British soldiers. The photos generated immediate controversy, as critics pointed out many features of them that seemed suspicious. First of all, they looked posed. The 'prisoners' did not appear to be injured or even sweating. And the British soldiers were wearing incorrect uniforms and driving vehicles not deployed in Iraq. Two weeks later the Daily Mirror admitted it had been duped and fired its editor, Piers Morgan.
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