The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Cursed by Allah
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Terminal Tours
Terminal Tours provides a service for those who are near death or just thinking about dying, whisking them away on the vacation of their dreams. It gives them a chance to do that one thing they always wanted to do, but never got around to doing. The guide on this 'terminal tour' is Michael Keever. Except Michael Keever doesn't actually exist. He's a character from Tom LeClair's recent novel, Passing On. Nor does Terminal Tours itself exist. LeClair left some comments in the hoax museum message board, noting that the Terminal Tours site "extends the fiction of the novel and parodies 'promise you everything, including eternal life' web sites." He also tells me that in the spirit of the Museum of Hoaxes, his next novel, The Liquidators (due out next fall), features a Museum of Lead. Cool.
Categories: Death, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 24, 2004
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