Famous Hoaxes Throughout History
Before 1700 |
CROP CIRCLES AND CROSS-DRESSING KEN
The giddy 1990s. The decade of Clinton, stock-market bubbles, and the rise of the internet. But in addition to all the technological and economic utopianism that characterized the decade, there were also new fears of loss of privacy, cyberterrorism, and identity theft. Plus, the hoaxes. Hundreds, even thousands of them began circulating by email and on the web. In fact, the internet turned out to be the most fertile breeding ground for hoaxes ever devised, making the 1990s the beginning of a new Golden Age of Hoaxes.
Crop Circle Hoaxes
Are they cryptic signs left by extraterrestrials, or the handiwork of hoaxers?
Doug and Dave | Operation Blackbird | The Cambridge Mandelbrot Set | The BMW Crop Circle
They don't sing, don't play any instruments. What do they do?
Whatever Happened to Buckwheat?
Did the guy who played Buckwheat in the Our Gang
comedies really end up bagging groceries in Tempe, Arizona?
Russia Sells Body of Lenin
Was the Russian government so strapped for cash during the 1990s that it decided to auction off the body of Vladimir Lenin?
Nationwide TV seance unleashes malevolent spirits.
Don't be a Cob Nobbler
. Learn how to speak Grunge.
Microsoft Buys the Catholic Church
Software company acquires a major world religion.
Rogue Ken Doll shines forth in his true colors.
Lock your doors! Bar your windows! The Beast is coming! And maybe get out a shot glass while you're at it.
Web Hoaxes of the 1990s
They say that the internet never lies. They also say that every day is April Fool's day on the internet.
ourfirsttime.com | Ron's Angels | eBay auctions | Mahir Madness
She's Hollywood's next dream girl.
The Sokal Hoax
Physicist lampoons humanities scholars.
It was supposed to be the end of the world. So what happened?
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