The Museum of Hoaxes
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Dog wins art contest, 1974
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
A black lion: real or fake?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Michigan Relics
michigan relicsIn October, 1890 James Scotford unearthed some relics while digging postholes for a fence in Montcalm County, Michigan. The relics appeared to demonstrate the prior existence of a Near Eastern culture in ancient America. They were eventually debunked as frauds, though not before attracting a lot of attention and stirring up lots of controversy. Now the relics are on display again. The Michigan Historical Museum has a special exhibit devoted to them titled 'Digging Up Controversy: The Michigan Relics.' Much of the exhibit can be viewed online. Definitely worth checking out.
Categories: History
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 01, 2004
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