The Hoax Museum Blog

Big Roosters — A visitor named 'AJ' wrote in with this question: Awhile back there was a picture of a Very Big Rooster with a guy in a cowboy hat and a rope tied around the neck of the rooster, where Can I find that picture? Here's the picture, plus a look at some other big roosters of yesteryear.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2003.   Comments (0)

Czar of the Bizarre — The Czar of Bizarre: sideshow-related art, prose, and links.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2003.   Comments (0)

Mein Kampf Sequel — It turns out that Hitler wrote a sequel to Mein Kampf, and unlike the infamous Hitler Diaries, it's not a hoax. It's soon going to be published in an English translation. This NY Times article about it also contains a good summary of the Hitler Diaries hoax.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (0)

Castro Radio Prank — Miami deejays hoax Fidel Castro with a prank phone call. It's the same pair that earlier hoaxed Hugo Chavez.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (0)


High-School Pranks — High-school seniors superglue the locks on their teachers' doors. The teachers are not amused. In other senior prank news, piglets are released in a school the day of the senior barbeque.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (253)

Brother of Jesus — The box that some people claim once contained the remains of the brother of Jesus has been determined to be a fake.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (0)

Public Credit Reports — There's an email going around claiming that consumer credit reports are soon going to be made public. It's a hoax.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (1)

No Sex Change for Toto — Toto's keyboard player is not going to have a sex change. It was just a joke. Personally I was more surprised to discover that Toto was still around.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (1)

British Airways Hoax — British Airways officially denies an email hoax going around claiming that if you forward the message enough times you'll get a free flight.
Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2003.   Comments (0)

Virgin Mary in Window — Not a deliberate hoax, but bogus anyway. A leaky window seal causes a peculiar moisture pattern to form on the window of Milton Hospital. True believers swear it's the image of the Virgin Mary.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2003.   Comments (0)

Journalistic Integrity — Slate has an interesting piece about some journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who took serious liberties with the truth: H.L. Mencken, A.J. Liebling, and Joseph Mitchell.
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2003.   Comments (0)

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2003.   Comments (0)

Roswell Declassified — The government declassifies the Roswell records. Popular Mechanics investigates.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2003.   Comments (0)

Big Plane — Try to guess if this photo of a really big plane getting stuck as it crosses a ramp over a highway is real or fake. The answer's here.
Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2003.   Comments (1)

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2003.   Comments (0)

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