The Museum of Hoaxes
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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Secret Crosse and Blackwell Aircraft
Dan Townend, writing in the Express, discusses the surprising camaraderie that often existed between British and German soldiers during World War I. Prisoners of war were, many times, treated with great decency and compassion. Of course, this show of kindness could have ulterior motives. The Germans, for instance, liked to "soften up" their prisoners to get them to reveal military secrets. But the British prisoners weren't so easy to gull. Thanks to one British prisoner, the Germans seriously came to believe that the UK had a top-secret aircraft called the Crosse and Blackwell that had been developed by the engineers Huntley and Palmer. [Express]

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Posted by The Curator on Sun Aug 18, 2013
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