The Museum of Hoaxes
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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
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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