The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Use your left ear to detect lies
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Two Towers Protest
Two Towers Protest: This group is protesting the fact that the second installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is named The Two Towers (despite the fact that Tolkein came up with this name some fifty years ago). They feel this might cause emotional discomfort to people following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. I'm almost positive this was meant to be satirical. But its companion in spirit, The Return of the King Protest site, was definitely a satire. This second group argued that the name of the third installment of the trilogy would cause discomfort to fans of Elvis. The Return of the King Protest site no longer exists, but it can still be partially viewed via the Wayback Machine.
Categories: Entertainment, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Comments (2)
The Return of the King Protest site belonged to me actually. Interesting to find it still mentioned online after all this time. smile
Posted by datter  on  Tue Oct 18, 2005  at  10:52 PM
That's why this is called a Museum of Hoaxes. All those hoaxes, parodies, satires, etc. that people would otherwise forget get stored away here for future reference.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Oct 25, 2005  at  03:14 PM
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