The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Holiday Greetings, from Spain’s Royal Family
The official Christmas holiday photograph of the Spanish royal family, published on its website, showed King Juan Carlos and his wife Queen Sofia sitting on a red sofa surrounded by their seven grandchildren. A spokesman for the royal family later admitted the photo was fake. It had not been possible to gather the grandchildren together for a photo shoot. Therefore, the family members were digitally assembled in a composite photo. "It is not a photograph of an official event - it is merely a compilation used as a Christmas greeting," a royal household spokesman said. Critics noted that in the photo the King appeared to have no legs.

Links and References
"Spain's royal family uses digitally manipulated photo for Christmas card." (Dec 23, 2005). Associated Press.


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