The Museum of Hoaxes
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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
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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