The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Quick Links: Peace Bomb and Fake Snakes
image Peace Bomb
Colin Barnett thought a good way to promote his art might be to place one of his vases outside the National Gallery of Victoria with the phrase "Peace Bomb" written on it. The police disagreed, and now Barnett is spending three months behind bars. I guess his publicity stunt backfired.

Fake Snakes
"Austrian officials fed up with motorists stopping to urinate by the roadside have put up fake snake warnings to scare them into using toilets... Of course there are no snakes but they don’t know that." So what happens when the Austrian authorities really want to warn people about snakes? No one will believe them.

Taiwan Hostage Hoax
Two Taiwanese MPs reported that students had been taken hostage at National Taiwan University. The police arrive, only to discover it was all a hoax. the MPs just wanted to test the police response time.
Categories: Animals, Hate Crimes/Terror
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 20, 2007
Comments (2)
3 months for a fake bomb? And how many bombs look vases and have 'peace' written on them? How utterly ridiculous.

Those Taiwanese MPs should be arrested for wasting pokice time.
Posted by Nona  in  London  on  Thu Apr 26, 2007  at  07:50 AM
Actually, warning people about the presence of dangerous snakes in Australia is like posting a warning on a lampost in Castro Street, San Francisco, that visitors might meet a gay person; It's pretty much a given.
Posted by DFStuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Tue Jun 05, 2007  at  12:44 AM
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