The Museum of Hoaxes
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Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Vote for Dean Hrbacek
The campaign office of congressional candidate Dean Hrbacek mailed voters a brochure showing the candidate posed in a suit. It was later discovered that the body in the photo did not belong to Hrbacek. His head had been digitally pasted onto the body of a significantly slimmer man.

Hrbacek’s campaign office defended the fake photo by claiming that Hrbacek did not have time to pose for a real picture since he had been so busy meeting voters in the 22nd Congressional District. Republican political consultant Allen Blakemore noted it was relatively rare for candidate’s to create doctored photos of themselves since “it can question the veracity of other things you are trying to get across.”

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