The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Cardiff Giant Video
I'm getting a little carried away with the newfound ability to upload videos to YouTube, but bear with me. I've only got a few of them to share. Here's a video I took last year (July 2005) at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, New York, current home of the Cardiff Giant. The guy in historical dress was an actor/storyteller giving a dramatic account of the Cardiff Giant hoax to the school children you can see gathered around. At one point during the video I pan left and you can see a brief glimpse, from the side, of my wife, Beverley (she's the one holding a handbag). If you recall, I used a photograph of the Cardiff Giant for a caption contest I held a few months ago.

Categories: Exploration/Travel, History, Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed May 24, 2006
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