The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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