The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The worms inside your face
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Use your left ear to detect lies
A black lion: real or fake?
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Hi-Brazil
When I was writing up the book version of The Museum of Hoaxes, there were quite a few hoaxes that, for one reason or another, I had to leave out. I went so far as to write up descriptions of many hoaxes that I later had to cut from the book, in order to keep the book's length manageable. All these discarded hoaxes have been sitting on my hard drive for over a year now, but I've decided to put them all up here on the website. I should have done it sooner, but laziness got in the way. So over the next few weeks I'll be adding these hoaxes to the site. For the first hoax I'm going all the way back to the 1600s to the legend of the magical island of Hi-Brazil, and the man who claimed that he had actually found the island.
Categories: Exploration/Travel, History
Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 12, 2003
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