The Museum of Hoaxes
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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Madonna’s Gapless Glamour
The photo editors at Glamour did some digital dental work on Madonna, closing the gap between her front teeth in her cover photo. Madonna was upset when she saw the finished cover and demanded the gap be restored. But it was too late. The magazine had already gone to print.

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