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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Stuart Photograph
On July 14, 1951, Forestry Commission employee Lachlan Stuart took a picture of mysterious humps rising from the loch. Over twenty years later researchers visited the spot where he had taken the picture and realized the humps would have been in extremely shallow water close to the shore, meaning that Stuart's monster must have been awfully flat. Confirming their suspicions, author Richard Frere later revealed that Stuart had confessed to him the humps were nothing more than bales of hay covered with tarpaulins.
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