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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
A black lion: real or fake?
Cursed by Allah
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
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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