The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Hoax Archive Makeover
My New Years' resolution was to start posting regularly again here, since it makes me feel sad and guilty when I neglect the hoax museum. It's just too easy, when other things demand my attention, to fail to look after the site, given that there's no boss (except my conscience) to tell me to get back to work.

Now I didn't post any updates for the first 24 days of the year, so it may seem like I already broke my resolution. But not quite. I took the time to give the Hoax Archive a big makeover, which was sorely needed, though it turned out to be a lot more work than I had anticipated. Since the Hoax Archive was the original core of the site... how this all got started and out of which emerged the book version of the Museum of Hoaxes... I have a strong, sentimental attraction to it and hated seeing it grow increasingly disorganized. Also, since I recently reacquired the full rights to the Museum of Hoaxes book, I can now legally have everything in the book up on the site.

My goal was to make the Archive look more like galleries that could easily be browsed, and less like a blog. So people can now click through the time periods, from the middle ages to the present, and get a quick visual sense of the character of each period. It's also now much easier to quickly find a hoax, if you know roughly when it occurred. Check it out and let me know what you think.

And now (hopefully) back to regular blogging! (Yeah, I say this every time I resume blogging after a long break, and each time I mean it. With any luck, this'll be the time I stick to my commitment.)
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jan 25, 2013
Comments (5)
PLEASE tell me this is NOT a hoax!!! Oh, and stick around awhile!
Posted by hulitoons  in  Abingdon, Maryland  on  Fri Jan 25, 2013  at  11:25 AM
Yeah, what Huli said!
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Fri Jan 25, 2013  at  09:51 PM
IT LIVES! YAY!
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sun Jan 27, 2013  at  10:38 AM
I was on here the other day and the site format was completely messed up! Glad you are back and with new stories as well.
Posted by Mr R  on  Mon Jan 28, 2013  at  04:30 AM
Missed you, please stay in touch ^^
Posted by Mel  on  Fri Feb 15, 2013  at  12:00 AM
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