The Museum of Hoaxes
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Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The worms inside your face
The X-Files of Music
image Did you know that David Duchovny released a record of trashy love songs with titles such as "Alien to Your Arms," "You Must Be From Venus," and "X-File of Love"? Or that Herman Melville wrote a novel called "Symmes' Hole" that was lost for decades but has been recently rediscovered and is now available as an audiobook read by David Byrne of the Talking Heads? I certainly didn't. So I was surprised to discover these rare CDs (and others) discussed at the Entropic Empire. Now I've decided that these rare CDs are all fake, but I only concluded that after spending fifteen fruitless minutes searching for that rediscovered Herman Melville book on Amazon.com. Why would someone make this stuff up, I kept thinking. The attention to detail is certainly impressive.
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Mar 18, 2004
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