The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The worms inside your face
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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