The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Fake Abductions More Common Than Most People Realize
The abduction of Audrey Seiler, and subsequent revelation that she had faked the abduction herself, has been generating a lot of media attention. But in an interview with the Newhouse News Service, Ben Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, points out that cases like this are far more common than most people realize. By his estimate, they occur about three of four times a month, but most of the cases slip under the media's radar. In the early stages of the Seiler case, when she was first found, Ben actually emailed me betting me $10 that the case would turn out to be a hoax. Luckily, I didn't take that bet.
Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Law/Police/Crime, Psychology
Posted by The Curator on Tue Apr 13, 2004
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