The Museum of Hoaxes
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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Charlton Heston’s Home Gun Collection
After the actor Charlton Heston died in April 2008, a series of images began to circulate online, accompanied by the claim that they showed the actor's home gun collection, housed beneath his 1860s Manor House.

Heston, as president of the National Rifle Association for many years, was a well-known gun enthusiast. But the guns in the photos didn't belong to him. Nor was the manor house his home. The collection actually belonged to attorney Bruce Stern, who died in 2007.

After Stern's death, the collection was mostly auctioned off. It was one of the largest firearms collections ever to go up for auction.








Links and References
Bruce Stern. Wikipedia.


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