Fine wine fraud, Babe Ruth’s glove, and other crafty fake antiques.
For much of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a chess-playing automaton known as the “Turk” drew huge crowds at exhibitions across Europe and the United States.
A new study concludes that the infamous Piltdown Man fossils, once believed to represent the missing evolutionary link between apes and humans, were the work of a single forger.
From Drake’s Plate of Brass to the Archaeoraptor fossil, explore seven fascinating historical hoaxes.
On the anniversary of the “Great Moon Hoax,” learn how a New York newspaper convinced many of its readers that unicorns and winged bat-men had been found on the lunar surface.
In 1869, trickster George Hull masterminded one of the 19th century’s most sensational hoaxes: the discovery of a 10-foot-tall giant.
Find out more about the unusual life and “reign” of one of America’s most famous eccentrics.
On the 75th anniversary of the Orson Welles radio drama “The War of the Worlds,” look back at the most famous broadcast in radio history.
Thirty years after the Hitler Diaries were exposed as a fraud, here’s a look back at some of history’s other famous fictions.
From spaghetti trees to a Nixon comeback, check out some of history’s most elaborate April Fools’ Day pranks.