The Museum of Hoaxes
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Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Jumping Shark
On July 3, 2008 Kem McNair was photographing surfers at New Smyrna beach in Florida when a six-foot spinner shark suddenly leapt out of the water. McNair managed to get three images of the event. The photos began circulating online, where they immediately attracted attention, and skepticism. However, witnesses confirmed McNair's version of what happened. Shark experts also noted that it was quite common for spinner sharks to leap out of the water, though it was rare to capture them leaping on camera.

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