The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Antennalopes
antennalopeIf you go to the movies this summer, you just might be lucky enough to see footage of this intriguing tall-tale creature: the Antennalope. These creatures (antelopes with antennae on their heads) are "bred to instantly relay radio signals as they frolic." They constantly roam the country in herds, instinctively migrating to where radio signals are weakest, thus helping to make possible a truly mobile national phone network. The antennalopes are featured in ads for Nextel that play before movies. They appear to be related to the Jackalope.
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 16, 2003
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