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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Loch Ness Fossil
July 2, 2003: Gerald McSorley, a Scottish pensioner, found a fossilized section of a plesiosaur vertebrae when he accidentally tripped and fell into the loch. Nessie enthusiasts speculated the fossil might have come from an ancestor of the monster. But subsequent examination revealed the vertebrae were embedded in limestone not found near Loch Ness, and the fossil showed signs of having recently been in a marine environment. In other words, it was clear the fossil had been planted at the loch.
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