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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Dog wins art contest, 1974

The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
9/11 Hoax on LiveJournal
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003
A hoax involving 9/11 has just been exposed on LiveJournal. It appears there was once a LiveJournal user named Flashman, aka Anthony Joseph Pereira. But on Sept. 11 a friend of his, Rhyein, posted that he had died rushing into one of the burning World Trade Center Towers trying to save people. This caused an outpouring of grief from the LiveJournal community. But some people began to become suspicious when they realized that Anthony Joseph Pereira was never listed in the official lists of the 9/11 dead. To make a long story short, it now appears that Flashman never existed. He was invented by Rhyein. Anthony Joseph Pereira was in reality the original name of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, her favorite band. Details of the initial exposure can be found here
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