The Museum of Hoaxes
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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The worms inside your face
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Use your left ear to detect lies
White Hot Mama
Ann Richards, then governor of Texas, appeared on the cover of Texas Monthly in a “Bad Girl” pose astride a white-and-chrome Harley-Davidson. However, Richards had not posed for the photo. Instead, it was created by combining a stock photo of her head with a picture of a model. Texas Monthly had approached Richards about posing for an actual shot, but had decided to create a composite because the governor was unable to schedule enough time for a photoshoot. Richards later said that she loved the cover photo.


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