The Museum of Hoaxes
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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
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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