The Museum of Hoaxes
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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Hand with no thumb
A caption frequently accompanies this image claiming it's "not photoshopped or edited" and that it accurately shows a person whose hand has "no THUMB at all!" However, the picture appears to have been edited. The person's thumb has been digitally erased and replaced by the two fingers on the right. This is revealed by the awkward joint between the second and third fingers (from the right).

The medical term for having extra fingers is Polydactyly. It is a real condition. However, polydactyls usually have the extra digit next to their little finger. It is very rare for a polydactyl to not have a thumb.


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