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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874

Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Powerball Lottery Hoax: The Details
Posted by The Curator on Sat Feb 25, 2006
Here's Bob's preliminary account of the powerball lottery hoax: Alan Abel and I have been talking about doing something with the Powerball for the better part of a year now. It all came together really quickly last weekend when we heard that the record Powerball jackpot was finally won. A number of things came together that made this week just about perfect: It was a record amount; there was only one winner; it was won in a rural state which would make things seem less suspicious; Monday was a holiday, meaning that the lottery office would be closed, almost certainly buying us at least 24 hours to operate before the real winner surfaced. This is just sort of the Reader's…
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