The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
A black lion: real or fake?
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
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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