The Museum of Hoaxes
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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
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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