The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
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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