Everyone loves a good joke, right? Well, at least when it's not at your expense. We explore hoaxes throughout history, get in the mind of a prolific prankster, and hear from writer Walter Kirn about getting duped by a dangerous con man.
For more than a decade, writer Walkter Kirn was friends with a wealthy eccentric named Clark Rockefeller. One day, he discovered the awful truth - the man he knew as Clark Rockefeller was a dangerous imposter.
Legendary showman P.T. Barnum once owned a slave named Joice Heth. Barnum claimed she was 161 years old and a former nanny to George Washington. Benjamin Reiss tells the story in his book "The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum's America."
Darren Aronofsky's new film "Noah" is getting a lot of buzz, in part because the flood story is a crucial event in the creationist explanation for the origins of life. To find out why, Steve Paulson spoke to the leading historian of creationism, Ronald Numbers.