The Museum of Hoaxes
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Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Pike Swallows Trout
People often assume that this photo of a northern pike swallowing a rainbow trout fingerling must have been digitally created. It wasn't. It was taken by Anchorage Daily News photographer Jim Lavrakas on Jan. 22, 2001 at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game aquarium in Anchorage. The photo is sometimes titled "Pike's Peek" or "In-Digestion". It won many awards, including a second place World Press Photo award (2002) in the Nature & Environment category.

Links and References
Parting shots. (Nov 29, 2008). Anchorage Daily News.
Pictures of the Year International.
Jim Lavrakas Photography.


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