The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
 
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great Doughnut Hoax
Three years ago Robert Ligon announced that he had invented a low-fat doughnut. He stood to make millions off the invention. But a few days ago he was hauled off by the police, who simultaneously raided his warehouse and confiscated over 18,000 of his doughnuts (all of which, I'm sure, will be held as evidence... not one of them will mysteriously disappear). You see, Ligon's doughnuts weren't actually low-fat. He was simply buying normal donuts and slapping a low-fat label on them.
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Thu Mar 04, 2004
Comments (1)
That was the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Just goes to prove how gullible people can be. But what can I say, people bought pet rocks, too.
Posted by Jim Brymer  in  San Marcos, TX  on  Mon Mar 08, 2004  at  01:50 AM
Commenting is no longer available for this post.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.