The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The worms inside your face
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Cursed by Allah
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Taughannock Giant
The Taughannock Giant was a stone giant unearthed on July 4, 1879 on the shores of Lake Cayuga in Ithaca. It was pronounced to be of ancient origin by scientists and physicians. However, it turned out to be the work of Ira Dean who had spent months carving it in his home, with the simple desire of fooling someone.
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