The Museum of Hoaxes
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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
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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