The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
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.


All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.