17 Hoaxes That Fooled Us Throughout History

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6. Bonsai Kitten

Bonsai Kitten

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The Bonsai Kitten hoax comes from that strange part of the Internet where all sorts of wacky ideas reside.

BonsaiKitten.com started as an innocent way of mocking hobbies that have no practical value. The website promised to teach everyone the lost art of growing a kitty in a jar.

While the whole thing was hilarious, animal rights activists could not stop thinking about the fact that there stupid people out were willing to try it at home. After all, we do have pics of the strange practice and its common sense to assume some kitties got hurt in the process.

Numerous servers denied hosting for BonsaiKitten.com, and animal lovers started a witch hunt to find the mysterious Dr. Michael Wong Chang, the alter ego used by the MIT student who started it all.

Dr. Chang confessed his idea came from the Japanese square watermelons that grow to take the form of a jar. Until we see a square cat walking through the neighborhood, we take it as a hoax with no real-life ramifications.

Bonsai Kitten

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