The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Interview with a Nigerian Bank Scammer
Wired also had a good article yesterday about the Nigerian Bank Scam, in which they interviewed a Nigerian student who actually used to compose the letters that were sent out to potential victims. The student says that the letters were purposefully designed to read like offbeat soap operas.
Categories: Con Artists, Email Hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 19, 2002
Comments (1)
Deeply poetic irony....

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Posted by Dermot  on  Tue May 10, 2005  at  04:55 PM
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