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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The worms inside your face
Fake Fish Photos
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Dissolvable Bikini
In 1940 Curtis MacDougall wrote in his book Hoaxes about a journalistic hoax involving dissolving bathing suits:

Webb Miller in I Found No Peace revealed that the story from the French Riviera of a British millionaire who embarrassed his guests by inducing them to swim in bathing suits which dissolved in salt water was a pure fake. The reporter inventing it was ordered by his managing editor to ship several of the suits to the United States; he complied with an hermetically sealed box containing some finely pulverized breakfast food to create the impression that, despite precautions, the suits had dissolved in the salt air.

But according to the Austrian Times, a dissolvable bikini has now been invented for real.

The saucy thong swimsuit - sold as the perfect present for dumped boyfriends - looks like a real bikini but disappears completely after just a few seconds in water.
Sellers in Germany bill the Get Naked costume as a chance for men to get their own back after a break-up.
But women's rights campaigner Rosmarie Zapfl stormed: "It is an absolute insult to women that this has been invented."

They're being sold on racheshop.de as the "water soluble bikini".
Categories: Fashion
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 31, 2009
Comments (8)
Actually, I've pulled this one. Go to a fabric shop, and pick up 'basting thread'.

Basting thread is used fo making temporary stiches in order to sew something more complicated. It dissolves completely in water.

Carefully remove the stitches of the suit, and sew back together with the basting thread. One quick hop into the water later, and you've nothing but fabric scraps.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Fri Jul 31, 2009  at  03:51 AM
Awesome idea!


Uhhh..why is my confirmation word "comes"?
Posted by Craig  on  Fri Jul 31, 2009  at  01:25 PM
It's true, i tried it with a friend of mine smile
Posted by Jenny  in  Germany  on  Fri Jul 31, 2009  at  02:05 PM
But women's rights campaigner Rosmarie Zapfl stormed: "It is an absolute insult to women that this has been invented."


So start selling bathing trunks for men made of the same stuff. Sheesh.

And they only sell down to size 34 tops? Darn, that means I can't get one for a certain somebody. wink
Posted by Accipiter  on  Fri Jul 31, 2009  at  05:53 PM
Looks like that that website does sell mens trunks...
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Sat Aug 01, 2009  at  03:03 AM
How would this be any good after a break up? I can't imagine an ex-boyfriend buying a bikini for a woman for no apparent reason. Maybe if they were still on friendly terms, but then there would be no reason for the bikini if you were still on good terms. "Here, have a bikini!" If the bikini is shipped from the site anonymously, I would think it was some sort of mistake and send it back, though I guess some people might keep it. (And now that the news is out there that there's a bikini that falls apart in water, I would think less people would be inclined to keep a random bikini.) Maybe if the bikini looks exactly like one she already owns the guy could replace it, but he would have to get back into her house after being dumped. Am I overthinking this?
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Sun Aug 02, 2009  at  11:30 AM
And like most guys have the faintest clue what size of bikini to actually buy.

(And any guy who actually can get a real girlfriend will quickly learn that there are simply some things guys don't buy for girls [and if they do, they must accept that at best, the girl will smile, thank you, and then exchange it for what they really want.])
Posted by Joe  on  Sun Aug 02, 2009  at  02:57 PM
I just think this is simply brilliant!!
I want one now. I am going on holiday in 3 weeks and this will be the best practical joke ever.
Posted by bikini lover  in  London UK  on  Mon May 03, 2010  at  08:18 PM
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