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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907

Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Hot Abercrombie Chick Mystery Solved, Probably
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 28, 2004
A few days ago I posted about the controversy brewing around the Hot Abercrombie Chick (or HAC, for short). The HAC appeared to be an extremely photogenic young female blogger whose blog was rapidly increasing in popularity. But then rumors started to circulate that she wasn't a she at all. She was a he. And the blog's popularity appeared to be due to manipulation of the way blogs are tracked. Justin Foster and Cameron Marlow have done some impressive internet detective work and traced down who the HAC most likely is: a guy living in St. Louis named Daniel Zeigenbein. They did it by uncovering the IP addresses that the HAC had left behind when posting on message boards, and they all...
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