Hoax Museum Blog Posts: June 2015

Bogus Baldness Epidemics

Two cases in which the press warned the public about "epidemics of baldness," only to have those epidemics turn out to be much less than was initially reported. One case occurred in 1926, when the New York Times reported that 300 young men in the town of Kittanning, Pa. had been struck by sudden-onset baldness which was attributed to a "mysterious germ." more…

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015.   Comments (2)

Peterfid Tomcat

In 1960, a group of janitors snuck a piece of scrap metal into an art exhibit. It was awarded a ribbon for merit. more…

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015.   Comments (0)