The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
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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