The Museum of Hoaxes
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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Cursed by Allah
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
When I do not know if it is a hoax or not
A frustrated visitor asks: "If you don't know whether it's real, or a hoax, then why in the world did you include it on this site of 'hoaxes'!" I assume they were referring to those pictures of the skinny models. Well, as vast as my knowledge is (note: sarcasm intended), sometimes I just don't know whether the weird things that pop up on the news or on the internet are real or false. But when I list things here, usually someone will write in with info that'll point the way towards the truth. That's the great thing about the internet. So to answer the question, I list things here even if I don't know if they're real or not, in order to find out what other people might know. But everything in the museum galleries (as opposed to this weblog portion of the site) has been clearly identified as either a hoax or real.
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Tue Aug 12, 2003
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