Here is a professor after my own heart. Dr. Kelly is a history professor at George Mason University who taught a course called “Lying about the past.” And students created an elaborate hoax where they invented a fake historical person on Wikipedia. And they got away with it. Besides teaching students not to trust Wikipedia, it’s cool.
Currently considering doing the same thing with neuroscience. Will invent a new, fictitious nucleus, ascribe some vague function (“mediates executive function”, “limbic, motor, and/or attentional roles”), and see if we can get away with it.