The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Vinland Map
The Vinland Map has finally been proven to be a fake. It supposedly was a map that showed the discovery of North America by Leif Eriksson in 1000 BC, but analysis of map's ink has shown that it was created after 1923. Details will appear in an upcoming issue of Analytical Chemistry published by the American Chemical Society.
Categories: History
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 01, 2002
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