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Dog wins art contest, 1974
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Nessie News
I believe it's now officially confirmed that I'm an idiot. I run a website called the Museum of Hoaxes, and yet I fall for an obvious hoax. Back on July 17 I trumpeted the news that a fossil of a sea serpent had been found on the shores of Loch Ness, and that it wasn't a hoax. What was I thinking? Of course it was a hoax. I believed it because I thought it was perfectly reasonable for someone to find a plesiosaur skeleton. But to find one on the shores of Loch Ness should have raised all kinds of alarm bells. Now researchers who have had a chance to examine the fossil say that it was likely planted there. Thankfully visitors to this site are much more intelligent than I am, and one of them named Cal pointed out to me a few days ago that the fossil probably was bogus.
In other Nessie News, a team from the BBC has done sonar tests to officially determine that there is no monster in Loch Ness, which, of course, will not convince any of the believers.
Categories: Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 30, 2003
Comments (2)
this BBC "proving" the loch ness monster is not real proves NOTHING! it was probably a hoax. do I smell a swiss spaghetti harvest AGAIN! what liars BBC are I beilieve in nessie and some hoaxed fancy pance expidition dosent mean diddily squat. ~sincerly a beileiver vampire
Posted by beiliever  on  Mon Sep 18, 2006  at  05:32 PM
Actually project Deepscan found 3 large moving anomolies. But no one ever tells you that along with 'oh no the BBC disproved it'
Posted by Jenni  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  06:15 PM
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