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The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s

Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
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 Digest version...
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