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  • Artificially Dirty Eggs

    Published: 22/06/2016
    In 1973, the Dutch egg industry noted a drop in sales. After studying the situation, its analysts decided that the problem was that grocery-store shoppers were put off by the antiseptic appearance of ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The Muhammad Ali Underwater Training Hoax

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Early in his career, Muhammad Ali convinced the media that he regularly trained underwater. The Sept 8, 1961 issue of Life magazine featured a photo essay about a young boxer, 19-year-old Cassius Clay ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Apocryphal April Fool Hoax

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Did Edgar Allan Poe play an April Fool's day joke on the residents of Baltimore? Edgar Allan Poe enjoyed hoaxes. He authored six of them himself , and he also spent time trying to debunk the hoaxes of ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The Canine Collection Hoax

    Published: 13/06/2016
    On May 9, 2016, the online fashion retailer Lyst announced that it was branching into a new line of business. It would be selling dogs — as fashion accessories. A post on its Twitter account urged peo ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The Dissolving Bathing Suit Hoax of 1930

    Published: 13/06/2016
    A 1930 news story about women pranked by a dissolving bathing suit turned out to be a hoax — but it had a long subsequent career. Webb Miller (1891-1940) was an American journalist best known for his ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • Poodle Clipping As An Olympic Sport

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Was poodle clipping included as an official competition in the 1900 Summer Olympics? In the months preceding the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Christopher Lyles wrote a daily "Beijing Countdown" colu ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The Medical Value of Maternal Kisses

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Did medical researchers really conduct a study to determine whether mother's kisses of children's boo-boos had any therapeutic value? Image source: Jonathan Fenton, Flickr When a mother sees her child ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • Park Rules (and other fake signs)

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Jeff Wysaski's hobby is putting up fake signs at various locations such as stores, museums, or in the street. He posts examples of his creations on his blog Obvious Plant . The very first fake sign he ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • Wisconsin Concrete Deer Hoax

    Published: 13/06/2016
    If you live in Wisconsin, you DO NOT need to remove the deer statues from your front lawn. They can stay where they are, no matter how tacky your neighbors might think they are. Recently, some Wiscons ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The $12 Million Message In A Bottle

    Published: 13/06/2016
    In 1949, did a California restaurant worker really find a will sealed inside a bottle that bequeathed millions of dollars to him, as the finder of the bottle? The story goes that on March 16, 1949, Ja ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
  • The Poetry of Yi-Fen Chou

    Published: 13/06/2016
    Yi-Fen Chou described himself as "a technical writer and part-time antiques dealer in Fort Wayne, Indiana." He was also a poet whose work, since 2009, had been published in a variety of literary journ ... Read more
    Source: hoaxes.org
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