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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
A black lion: real or fake?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Quick Links: Chris De Burgh, etc.

Chris De Burgh, Miracle Healer
Pop singer Chris De Burgh supposedly cures a woman's paralyzed arm by laying on his "healing hands." I had no idea who he even was when I first saw this. But I googled him and found out he's the guy who sings "Lady In Red." There's already a Church of Tom Jones. So why not a Church of Chris De Burgh?

Doll Experience Rooms
Apparently these are the hot new thing at Korean brothels. "A 'doll experience room' is a place punters rent for some W25,000(US$1=W958) an hour, a fee that includes a bed, a computer, and an inflatable sex doll."

$60 Champagne gets relabeled and sold for $300
Hoping to address a need in the hip-hop market for "bling" champagne, Cattier puts $60 "Antique Gold" in a flashier bottle and sells it for $300 as "Armand de Brignac" with the help of rapper Jay-Z. (Thanks, Joe)

Pelican Swallows Pigeon
Not a hoax. Just odd. What happened: "the bird got up and strolled along until it reached one of the pigeons, which it just grabbed in its beak. There was a bit of a struggle for about 20 minutes, with all these people watching. The pelican only opened its mouth a couple of times. Then it managed to get the pigeon to go head first down its throat. It was kicking and flapping the whole way down." This news story inspired blogger Faye Williams to create a list of the Top 10 I’ve Got Eyes Bigger Than My Belly stories.

RIP: Pink Flamingo, 1957-2006
Union Products of Leominster, Massachusetts, is scheduled to close its doors on November 1. It's apparently the only maker of pink flamingoes in America. It's being forced to close due to "increases in costs of electricity and plastic resin." Does this mean pink flamingoes will never again congregate on the front lawn of UW-Madison?
Categories: Animals, Paranormal, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 26, 2006
Comments (10)
As far as the pelican eating a pigeon, they're not the only ones. Apparently.. I think it's in Rome.. some seagulls have learned to prey on the abundant pigeons. Of course, they're not equipped to swallow whole like the pelican, so it's a rather grisly spectacle of a gull basically pecking a struggling bird half its size to death.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  05:56 AM
The pelican one I have seen and it is entirely real.Perhaps this is the first evolountionary step towards some type of giant kiler pelican!Oh,and can someone say thanks for sving the world.
Posted by The answer to life is 42.Oh ,and the question is "  in  Margarathea chatting to Deep thought about how thi  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  10:21 AM
Ithink the full locatoin is Margarathea chatting to deep thought about how this post will desrtoy the world.
Posted by A watching vogon  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  10:25 AM
and of course there is the video of it happening:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/249287/pelican_eats_pigeon/

big surprise
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  10:30 AM
I'm sure the flamingos will still converge -- they'll just be cheap, tacky imported plastic flamingos, in contrast to cheap, tacky, domestic plastic flamingos.
Posted by cvirtue  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  02:31 PM
"Pelican Swallows Pigeon"

Hey Alex, looks like you got a name for your next book... LOL...

DC
Posted by DETHCHEEZ  in  The Dark Realm  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  03:50 PM
Regarding the "Doll Experience Rooms," honest to whatever, about a month ago, I asked my wife if she thought that a brother featuring Real Dolls would be illegal. It ocurred to me that you could rent time with the doll in a private room and claim that you had no idea what people did in there (nor do you WANT to know).

The thought was just one of the little "mind experiments" that I indulge in from time to time. Some of them have evolved into full-blown hoaxes and a lot of them, like the "doll brothel" don't really go anywhere. I find it funny that someone apparantly had the same idea and has made an actual business out of it.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Oct 26, 2006  at  09:42 PM
In my previous post, change "brother" to "brothel." Thank you.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Oct 27, 2006  at  08:39 PM
I've never seen a pelican swallow a pidgeon. I have, however seen a swallow lick a pidge on a pel. That was gross
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Oct 28, 2006  at  11:16 PM
Right you are DETHCHEEZ.

Pelicans!This means war against pigeons!We have the stingrays on our side!Humans,squirrels,elephant,penguins,stingrays,pigeons are going to have a war to control the world in a year and you've just stuck youre oversized beaks right into it.Oh and there will be more flamingos.We put them there in foresight of the thousands of the flamingos that are goin to die(we use them as shock troops).
Posted by Pigeon pesident  on  Fri Nov 03, 2006  at  04:25 PM
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