The Museum of Hoaxes
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Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
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  03:55 PM
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