The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Electric Kite Hoax
MAJOR HOAX NEWS: Historian Tom Tucker argues in a recent book that Benjamin Franklin's story about flying a kite in a thunderstorm to prove that lightning was a form of electricity was actually a hoax. Franklin never did the experiment. I'm going to order a copy of Tucker's book (which will be released in a week or so) to read the full argument for myself, but if true, then I guess I can add the 'electric kite hoax' to the list of Franklin's other hoaxes.
Categories: History
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 01, 2003
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