The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Black League Basketball
Status: Never Existed
image Remember the Black Basketball League? Its teams (including favorites such as the Newark Eagles, Harlem Knights, Baltimore Crabs, West Philly Dancers and Cleveland Ebonies) competed from 1920-40, when they were shut out of the all-white league. Consumers can now honor the memory of this league by buying sportswear emblazoned with the team logos. Of course, if you don't remember this league, it might be because historians insist that it never existed. But Eric Williams, the guy who's selling the black league sportswear, isn't letting that minor fact bother him. He explains that:

"These logos had to come from somewhere.. Whether there was a league or not those logos ... that's still nice to represent the 'hood or whatever it was. Those were all the inner cities. (Whether it was) an interim league or a professional league, those leagues and those logos, to me they sound like they exist. The story sounds good to me so I'm rolling with it."

So there you have it. Damn the facts. He's rolling with the story. (Thanks to Joe Littrell for the link.)
Categories: History, Sports
Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 16, 2005
Comments (32)
Big Gary, to answer the question of my hme country, I was born in South Africa. I just moved to Canada.
Yes it's sad that that kinda thing went on only little over 10 years ago.
Posted by Lady Hedoniste  in  Chilling with 14 other tiny people in your head.  on  Sat Nov 26, 2005  at  01:49 PM
Nice post!I always like reading sports related posts since i am a sports lover.
Posted by Sportswear  in  Florida  on  Thu Oct 23, 2008  at  07:28 AM
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