20th Century Hoaxers
At the request of "davidcalvert" this is a look at some of the classic hoaxes of the past century (I bet I've missed his favourite!) 10 Questions.
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Which hoax of 1910 saw practical joker, Horace de Vere Cole, with 5 friends, trick the Royal Navy into showing their new flagship, to a supposed delegation of Abyssinian royals?
Which Professor of Electrical Engineering seems to have foregone hard evidence and crossed his wires in his book "The Hoax of the Twentieth Century", denying the occurrence of the holocaust?
In which US state, in 1987, did Ed Walters claim a series of UFO sightings using high quality photographs of a model, which resulted in the worldwide "Gulf Breeze UFO Incident"?
In 1917 and 1920, young English cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths from Cottingley, Sussex, produced a series of photographs depicting themselves interacting with what?
Which hoax was perpetrated by a university student, under the alias of "Dr. Michael Wong Chang", making a website claim to provide instructions on how to grow kittens in a jar?
In the '70s, who had huge success, based largely on his alleged ability to bend spoons with his mind, but in 2007 said "I'll no longer say that I have supernatural powers. I am an entertainer"?
In 1980 the security officer for the original 1922 excavation of which Egyptian site admitted that a death curse was only inscribed over the entrance to scare away thieves?
Ramses II "The Great's" tomb
1912 solicitor Charles Dawson discovered bones indicating a link between humans and apes. Exposed by microscopic examination, X-rays, & carbon dating in 1953, the hoax was known by what name?
Which John Humphrey's film, released in 1995 by London businessman Ray Santilli, examining a dead alien recovered from a crashed spaceship in New Mexico in 1947 has proved to be a clever hoax?
Despite being fatal if inhaled, contributing to erosion and accelerating corrosion, why has the campaign to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide, 'DHMO' of the 1990s been branded a scientific hoax?
DHMO is water
Excessive cost to Industry
Advantages outweigh the disadvantages
It doesn't exist in concentrated from
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