The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
NYTimes Photo Shoot Outtakes
image After whining about the vacuum cleaner being visible in the picture of me that appeared in the NY Times yesterday, I got an apologetic note from the photographer, Alan Decker, which made me feel bad. The presence of the vacuum cleaner was, of course, my fault, since I was supposed to move it before he arrived. Anyway, as Alan pointed out, in the other pictures he took (a few of which he just sent me) you really couldn't see it... except in this one puzzling shot. And here I am in my 'Buy Dehydrated Water' t-shirt.

On another, more serious note, I got this email from Ken Deffeyes:

Mounting a small set of pronghorn antelope horns on a jackrabbit head is an ancient Wyoming taxidermist's trick. However, the horns in this morning's New York Times look like deer horns. You've been hoaxed. It's a jackdeer.
So my jackalope is a fake! I'm thinking of trying to get my money back.
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 30, 2004
Comments (4)
I much prefer the photo with the vac to the other ones.

And, by the way, cool jackdeer.
Posted by big gary c  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Sat Jul 31, 2004  at  08:58 PM
Man, you look so serious! I thought you had fun with your website.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Sun Aug 01, 2004  at  10:47 PM
That's my skeptical look. Can't you tell?
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Aug 02, 2004  at  04:02 AM
The vacuum cleaner is obviously a fake! mad
Posted by Shah  in  Singapore  on  Tue Aug 24, 2004  at  12:29 AM
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