The Museum of Hoaxes
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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The worms inside your face
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
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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