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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Use your left ear to detect lies
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The worms inside your face
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
Jeroen
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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