The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
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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