Fooled You!

Fooled You!

Fakes and Hoaxes Through the Years

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Hoaxes are meant to fool the worldâe"and some people fall for them. Would you?

Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in common? They are all hoaxes. Elaine Pascoe presents well-researched chapters on nearly a dozen infamous hoaxesâe"from the 1800s to the presentâe"exploring the stories behind them (how they came to be as well as who instigated them) and pondering why people were so easily fooled. These tantalizing accounts hold tremendous appeal for all ages and are as much about the craftiness of perpetrators as about the gullibility of believers. Would you have been fooled? You'll just have to read Fooled You! to find out.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805075281
0805075283
Branch Call Number: 001.95 P281
Characteristics: viii, 87 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Keller, Laurie

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A “lost” princess from Javasu (where?). A real mermaid? And now, messages on the Internet. Sometimes these hoaxes are deliberate, but others are accidental.

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