The Museum of Hoaxes
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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Jumping Shark
On July 3, 2008 Kem McNair was photographing surfers at New Smyrna beach in Florida when a six-foot spinner shark suddenly leapt out of the water. McNair managed to get three images of the event. The photos began circulating online, where they immediately attracted attention, and skepticism. However, witnesses confirmed McNair's version of what happened. Shark experts also noted that it was quite common for spinner sharks to leap out of the water, though it was rare to capture them leaping on camera.

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