The Museum of Hoaxes
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Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
South Sea Bubble
The Guardian reviews a new book about the South Sea Bubble of the 1720s, titled A Very English Deceit by Malcolm Balen. It seems pretty timely, given all the financial scandals of today. Apparently all the Enrons and Worldcoms don't even compare to the South Sea Bubble when it comes to truly world-class fraud on a grand scale.
Categories: Business/Finance, History
Posted by The Curator on Fri Aug 09, 2002
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