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The museum of hoaxes : a collection of pranks, stunts, deceptions, and other wonderful stories contrived for the public from the Middle Ages to the new millennium

Author: Alex Boese
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of hundreds of documented historical hoaxes, pranks, deceptions, and stunts that have fooled the public from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boese, Alex.
Museum of hoaxes.
New York, NY : Dutton, 2002
(OCoLC)607527667
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Boese
ISBN: 0525946780 9780525946786
OCLC Number: 50115701
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Gullibility Test (Questions) --
Before 1700: Female Popes and Vegetable Lambs --
The Eighteenth Century: Rabbit Babies and Lying Stones --
1800-1868 Lunar Bison and Solar Armor --
1869-1913 Stone Giants and Antlered Rabbits --
1914-1949 New Jersey Martians and Van Gogh's Ear --
1950-1976 Naked Animals and Swiss Spaghetti Trees --
1977-1989 Australian Icebergs and Cockroach Pills --
1990-1999 Crop Circles and Cross-Dressing Ken --
After 2000 Bonsai Kittens and Monster Cats.
Responsibility: Alex Boese.
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Presents a collection of hundreds of documented historical hoaxes, pranks, deceptions, and stunts that have fooled the public from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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