The Museum of Hoaxes
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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Mother Cat Stops Traffic
Harry Warnecke, a photographer for the New York News, got a phone tip about a cat trying to carry its kittens home who was tying up traffic because a policeman had stopped the cars on a busy street to allow it to cross. Warnecke arrived after the event was over, but he convinced the policeman and cat's owner to allow him to recreate the scene. Despite the policeman's initial reluctance, the cat's inclination to cross the street diagonally instead of in front of the cars, and furious honking motorists, Warnecke finally got his shot -- after three attempts.

Links and References
Faber, J. (1978, 2nd ed.). Great News Photos and the Stories Behind Them. Dover Publications: pgs 38-39.


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