The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Fake Fish Photos
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Real Julia
Although Julia Roberts appeared on the cover of Redbook, she had not posed for the magazine. To create the image, Redbook combined an image of her head, from a paparazzi shot taken at the 2002 People’s Choice awards, with a shot of her body taken four years previously at the movie premiere of Notting Hill. Ironically, the headline on the magazine read “The Real Julia.” Julia Roberts complained, and Redbook apologized. Roberts’ publicist responded, “it’s a shame they didn’t use the body that went with the head, because it was a great Giorgio Armani pantsuit.”


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