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The worms inside your face
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Fox Airs Faux Photos
On the morning of Wednesday July 2, 2008 the Fox & Friends show on the conservative Fox News channel aired photos of New York Times staffers Jacques Steinberg and Steven Reddicliffe. The photos had been altered to make the men look less attractive. Their teeth were yellowed, ears enlarged, dark circles placed beneath their eyes, etc. The intent was evidently satirical. Bill O'Reilly of Fox News later admitted Fox News was making fun of the men. However, viewers were not informed of the alterations. The New York Times said the doctored photos were "beneath comment."

The top row shows the photos aired by Fox. The bottom row shows the original photos. (Steinberg on the left, Reddicliffe on the right.)

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