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Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The worms inside your face
Fake Fish Photos
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Big Corn
image Jim sent in this picture of his grandfather posing with an ear of corn, along with this explanation: "My grandfather, Frank Weed, who died in 1949, worked on the railroad for years. He bragged to the other men about how big the Iowa corn was but they wouldn’t believe it. So my father took a picture of him, and of an ear of corn, then cut the negative, pasted the other into the hole and printed it. After that, the criticism of my grandfather’s exaggerations were silenced!" Thanks, Jim!
Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 14, 2004
Comments (4)
very interesting
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Wed Jul 14, 2004  at  09:16 PM
hehe thats cute
Posted by Ariel  on  Wed Jul 14, 2004  at  10:04 PM
Sorry but even i can see that this picture is a hoax, the lighting is wrong and the picture is taken a the tipical way that is often seen in depth perception hoaxes.
Bit if the corn would be real fun making it into popcorn tongue laugh
Posted by Jeroen  in  netherlands  on  Fri Jul 16, 2004  at  03:51 PM
Good detective work, but remember, Jeroen, that this was done for railroad men who didn't know beans about photography. They were totally fooled, I'm told.
Posted by Jim  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  04:47 PM
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