In 2004 the Museum of Hoaxes sponsored a contest in which the person who wrote the best haiku about an urban legend or a hoax won a free book. The contest got a great response. In fact, a few of us enjoyed it so much that we didn’t want it to end. So we kept on composing haikus even after the contest was over. For which reason, you might notice haiku accompanying many of the articles in the hoaxipedia. Feel free to contribute your own. Submit them via our hoax haiku submission form. (Sorry, we’re no longer giving away a free book.)
A haiku (for those that don’t know) is a short three-line poem. Traditionally, the first line has five syllables, the second line seven syllables, and the third line five. An example:
The hoax museum
invites you to write haiku
about its content.
Articles that include haiku are listed below.