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Hippo Eats Dwarf

A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.

Alex Boese


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Can you grow a bonsai kitten? Should you stock up on dehydrated water? Is it easy to order human-flavored tofu? Or is this all just B.S.?

In a world of lip synching, breast implants, payola punditry, and staged reality shows, it's hard to know the real from the fake. Hippo Eats Dwarf is the essential field guide to today's Misinformation Age. Whether you're deciphering political doublespeak or trying to decide whether to forward that virus warning, hoaxpert Alex Boese provides the guidelines you need. For instance, Reality Rule 6.1: Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't make it true.

With case files, reality checks, definitions, and plenty of doctored photos, Hippo Eats Dwarf is an entertaining guide to life, death, eBay, and everything in between.

Praise For Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.

"As entertaining as it is well researched." -ENTERTAINMENT TODAY

"This book is smart, well-written, and a helluva lot of fun." -CULTUREDOSE.COM

Mariner Books, 9780156030830, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006

About the Author

Recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others, ALEX BOESE holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and the creator and curator of He lives in San Diego.