The Museum of Hoaxes
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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Sinking Bus
A Number 26 double-decker bus fell into a hole on Earlham Road in Norwich, UK. The hole had been created by a collapsing chalk mine beneath the road. No one was hurt. An unknown photographer then took this picture. The image was not manipulated (although people often think it has been). The picture was subsequently used by Cadbury's to promote their "Double Decker" chocolate bar, with the tagline "Nothing fills a hole like a Double Decker." The image has also circulated widely on the internet.

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