The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The worms inside your face
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
“I can promise, this will never get done”
This image, appearing to show President Bush sitting in the Oval Office struggling to solve a Rubik's Cube, has been circulating online with the caption, "I can promise, this will never get done." People often speculate that it's "photoshopped." But this is not true. Digital fakery was not used to create it. However, nor is that President Bush in the photo. It's a lookalike. The image is the work of artist Alison Jackson -- one of an ongoing series of photos staged, using lookalikes, to portray "celebrities ostensibly caught unawares" (as an exhibit of her work explains). In other photos she has depicted Paris Hilton receiving a pedicure while in prison, Prince William trying on a crown while naked, and Mick Jagger hanging out underwear.

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