The Museum of Hoaxes
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Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
A black lion: real or fake?
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Man mails himself from New York to Las Vegas
Doing some catchup here on hoaxes I've missed: Wade Whitcomb claimed he squeezed himself into a cramped wooden crate and mailed himself via UPS from New York to Las Vegas. Because this would violate a number of laws, it attracted the attention of the FBI, who interviewed Whitcomb, who then promptly admitted he had made the entire thing up. "We have no further interest in this," said the FBI spokesman. And nor, frankly, do I. (Thanks, Bob!)
Categories: Exploration/Travel
Posted by The Curator on Fri Mar 13, 2009
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