Hoax Museum Blog Posts: April 2014

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014.   Comments (52)

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014.   Comments (0)


Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014.   Comments (3)

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014.   Comments (5)

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014.   Comments (1)

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014.   Comments (0)

Happy Birthday, Robinson Crusoe —
Today is the 295th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. But as Rebekah Higgitt (writing for The Guardian) points out, the earliest editions of the book claimed that Robinson Crusoe himself, not Defoe, was its author. Also, there was nothing to indicate the book was fiction.

In other words, the book was a literary hoax. More specifically, it was "a satire on travel narratives and other texts attempting to present reliable knowledge."


Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014.   Comments (1)

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014.   Comments (4)

Mummified Fairy Kit —

Seven years ago Dan Baines created a mummified fairy as an April Fool's Day hoax. Now he's taken to Kickstarter to raise money so that he can produce a "Mummified Fairy Kit" that will contain everything a person needs to create their own mummified fairy.

He hoped to raise £5,000, and he's already raised more than that: £8,106 as I write this, with six days left before the funding period closes. So it seems like he's discovered a strong market demand for mummified fairies!
Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014.   Comments (0)

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014.   Comments (1)

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014.   Comments (3)

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014.   Comments (0)

Page 1 of 2 pages  1 2 >