The Museum of Hoaxes
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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The worms inside your face
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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