The Museum of Hoaxes
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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The worms inside your face
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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