Alex Boese is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about internet hoaxes, urban legends, weird experiments, and other oddities for two years. A journalist and student of the weird for more than 23 years, a sampling of Alex’s subject matter includes one-eyed eccentrics, amphibious sea-maidens, men kicked in the head by horses, deranged whiskey drinkers, snuff-eating egotists, and imaginary women.
Alex has published four books about the world of the absurd, including his latest, Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments. In 1997, Alex founded the Museum of Hoaxes, a brick-and-mortar museum located in San Diego, California that is open to all. He also developed and curates a blog called Weird Universe.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Science from Amherst College, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Electrified Sheep (St. Martin's Griffin, 2013)
Elephants on Acid (Mariner Books, 2007)
Hippo Eats Dwarf (Mariner, 2006)
The Museum of Hoaxes (Dutton Adult, 2002)
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