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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Use your left ear to detect lies
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The worms inside your face
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Piltdown Man: The Play
A new play opening at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, Fake by Eric Simonson, is based on the Piltdown Man hoax. It looks pretty good, but I can't find any indication if there are plans for it to go on tour and come to San Diego.

In 1914, renowned mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle invites four guests to his English country home. Each visitor has a connection to the infamous "Piltdown Man," purported to be the missing link between ape and man—later exposed as a hoax. Swinging back and forth through time, Fake investigates how “Piltdown” rattled assumptions about evolution, faith and science—and how we are transformed by our quest for the truth.
Categories: Science
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 23, 2009
Comments (1)
That sounds cool and all, and I do live in Chicago. Then again, $55 a ticket is a bit too much for this poor student to be spending in a night.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sat Sep 26, 2009  at  01:53 AM
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