The Museum of Hoaxes
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Samsung invents the on/off switch
Fake Fish Photos
The worms inside your face
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Sneaker Pimps Crop Circle
In July 1997 a crop circle resembling the logo of a popular band, the Sneaker Pimps, appeared in Warwickshire, England. This band was playing in the nearby Phoenix music festival. No one ever took credit for the formation. Cerealogists Andy Thomas and Mike Leigh have suggested that "the thought patterns of those at the festival had somehow coalesced to create it in ways which experiments had shown possible." An alternative (more plausible) explanation is that it was created either by a fan, or by a public-relations agent trying to publicize the band.

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