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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Bush Reads Book Upside-Down
In the top image, Bush and a young child are both reading from America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney (wife of Vice-President Cheney). But if you look closely, it appears that President Bush is holding his book upside down. An unknown hoaxer has horizontally and vertically flipped the image on the back of the book in Bush's hands. But in doing so, he made a mistake. Compare the book held by the girl to the book Bush is holding. The picture on the right-hand side of Bush's book has been vertically flipped in the wrong direction. (A dark blue spot is close to the spine of Bush's book, but this same spot in the girl's copy is near the left-hand edge of the book.)

The original version of the photo (bottom) was taken in the Summer of 2002 while Bush was visiting George Sanchez Charter School in Houston. It was distributed by the Associated Press.

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