The Museum of Hoaxes
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Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Pacific Sea Monster
A group of men show off this sea serpent that washed up on the beach at Ballard, Washington. However, the "sea serpent" appears to be the trunk of a tree.

Links and References
"Sea Serpent #3." Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Archive.
Sloan, M. (1990). Hoaxes, Humbugs, and Spectacles. Villard Books: p.2.


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