The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Solomon Stone
image Scientists puzzle over the mystery of the Solomon stone found in Israel. As the London Times puts it: it "is either a state-of-the-art hoax or an ancient Hebrew inscription - more than 2,000 years old - confirming the Biblical account of Solomon's temple." Many people would dearly want this to be true. So in such cases the burden of evidence should be set even higher, to counter the wish-fulfillment impulse.
Categories: History
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jan 19, 2003
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