The Museum of Hoaxes
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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Use your left ear to detect lies
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
M.C. Escher Golf
This image of golfers Phil Mickelson (left) and Tiger Woods (right) was taken by Stuart Franklin for Getty Images during the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club. However, it was only when it ran in the Washington Post Express two years later (appearing in the June 12, 2008 issue) that it attracted attention. Readers noticed that Mickelson appeared to be simultaneously in front of and behind Woods. Critics suggested this effect was caused by careless digital alteration.

The photo editor of the Washington Post Express insisted he had merely acquired the photo from Getty Images and had not altered it in any way. Getty did not comment. It is possible the strange effect was created by the use of a telephoto lens. Therefore, this photo is listed as undetermined.

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