The Museum of Hoaxes
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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Best of the Forum – 15th June 07

Artist fools punters into buying tins of cheap plaster… (David B.)
Tins of Italian artist Piero Manzoni’s excrement, sold as art to collectors for thousands of pounds, have been in the news recently, as it seems that they may contain nothing more than plaster.
A spokeswoman at the Tate museum in London insisted that the revelation did not invalidate the tin as a work of art.
“Keeping the viewer in suspense is part of the work’s subversive humour,” she said.

The world’s most famous photos (Beasjt’s number is 669)
This website displays a collection of what they say are the world’s most famous photographs. There has been some debate amongst the forum members as to which photos should be included.

Chatline for dolphin (Madmouse)
A dolphin raised by a deaf mother is having problems learning vocalisations. So a chatline has been rigged up at her Florida home so that she can communicate with dolphins in a nearby lagoon.

Ninja Power vs. the Old Dude of Doom!!! (Accipiter)
A ninja who targeted isolated Italian farms whilst wielding a bow and a knife was captured on Monday, after an elderly farmer confronted him with a rifle. The ninja was arrested, following his escape by bicycle, when the police pursued him to an abandoned farmhouse. He turned out to be Igor Vaclavic, a former soldier from the Russian army.
Categories: Animals, Art, Law/Police/Crime, Photos/Videos
Posted by Boo on Fri Jun 15, 2007
Comments (2)
Famous photos: A lot of the famous ones are on there. However, I noticed two missing immediately, and I'm sure there are more. (The two I noted were The Steerage and National Geographic's famous Afghani refugee girl).
Posted by PlantPerson  on  Tue Jun 19, 2007  at  09:10 AM
Yeah, I recognise a lot of them. But the Einstein one and the one with the unlucky tourist on top of the WTC are fakes. Should they be included? Or included in a special fake section? And if photos I know are fake are in there, how many are there in this site are fakes that I don't know about? Why shouldn't I assume that every single photo on there is a fake? (especially if I was a very young person who'd never seen most of these photos before, not the wise elder stately person I am who's seen EVERYTHING).
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu Jun 21, 2007  at  09:01 AM
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