The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Quick Links: Banyan Tree Gets Police Protection, etc.
imageBanyan Tree Gets Police Protection
A century-old banyan tree in Jakarta has been given police protection after a group of youths attacked it to prove it had no mystical powers.

Parents Kidnap Bride-To-Be
The day before her wedding, Julianna Redd's parents told her they were taking her on a shopping trip. Instead, they drove her 240 miles to Colorado and held her there until after the wedding was supposed to take place.

3D Studies of the Mona Lisa
New 3D studies of the Mona Lisa have led scientists to be able to pinpoint more precisely the date it was painted.

Common Job Scams
A brief rundown of some of the most common job scams.

(Thanks, Accipiter.)
Categories: Art, Law/Police/Crime, Miscellaneous
Posted by Boo on Wed Oct 04, 2006
Comments (6)
Hmmm...youths in a Muslim country trying to counter superstition? Maybe there's hope for the world yet.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  08:24 PM
The kidnapping and the scanning of La Giaconda are not hoaxes. What are they doing on this site?
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  11:35 PM
Not everything on this site is a hoax...
...though I must admit some of the news posts are crossing from dubious claims into the interesting news category...
Posted by Soldant  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  12:34 AM
The kidnap story deserves to be here as it is a kind of story that easily could be an urban myth.
Posted by LaMa  in  Europe  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  12:14 PM
I wanna know what the heck was the deal w/ the kidnapping!!! Weirdness!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  02:01 PM
Hmm, Muslims trying to destroy a symbol of some other religion. Who'd a thunk it?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  07:06 PM
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