The Museum of Hoaxes
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Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
A black lion: real or fake?
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
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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