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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Balloon Boy Trading Card
Back in June 2011, Richard Heene, of Balloon Boy fame, tried to sell the balloon he had used in his hoax. He hoped to get $1 million for it, but ultimately had to settle for $2500.

But the guy who bought it from Heene resold part of the balloon to the Topps trading card company, which has cut up the balloon into small pieces and glued them on to Balloon Boy trading cards. (link: Yahoo! Sports) It's part of a "used memorabilia" line of cards, but would also make a nice addition to their line of Great Hoaxes Trading Cards, released in 2009.

Since I'm a sucker for any (affordable) hoax-related memorabilia, I'll probably end up buying one of these cards.

Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 26, 2012
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