The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Loch Ness Tooth
March 2005: Two American students visiting Scotland claimed to have found an enormous tooth (possibly belonging to Nessie) lodged in the carcass of a deer along the shore of the loch. However, (so they said) a game warden who happened to be passing by almost immediately confiscated the tooth from them, though not before they got a few pictures of it. The students subsequently created a website to publicize their find and lobby for the return of the tooth. But animal experts identified the "tooth" from its picture as the antler of a roe muntjac deer. The website and accompanying story then turned out to be a publicity stunt for a horror novel by Steve Alten titled The Loch.
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