Alex Boese is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote about internet hoaxes, urban legends, weird experiments, and natural oddities. Boese is perhaps best known as the curator of the Museum of Hoaxes and is also a co-founder of the site Weird Universe (with fellow weirdos Chuck Shepherd and Paul DiFilippo).
A student of the weird for as long as he can remember, Boese's subject matter includes, but is not limited to, all two-headed cows, one-eyed eccentrics, potatoes that look like Richard Nixon, amphibious sea-maidens, men kicked in the head by horses, deranged whiskey drinkers, snuff-eating egotists, and imaginary women.
Boese holds a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Science from Amherst College as well as a Master of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
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