The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Twerking Girl Catches Fire Hoax
On Sep 3, Caitlin Heller posted a video on youtube that she titled, "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!"

She further explained: "I tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot smile"



The video quickly went viral, accumulating 9 million views in less than a week, and getting airtime on numerous media outlets.

But last night, "Caitlin Heller" appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the hoax was revealed. Her real name was Daphne Avalon. She was a stunt woman, and the entire video had been staged for Jimmy Kimmel Live.



Kimmel claims that his team didn't send it to TV stations or tweet it. He says, "we just put it on youtube and let the magic happen." I'm skeptical that they didn't do something to help spread the word, given the speed at which it attracted attention. But nevetheless, it was an amusing hoax.
Categories: Videos
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 10, 2013
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