The Museum of Hoaxes
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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Fake Fish Photos
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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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