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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Hand with no thumb
A caption frequently accompanies this image claiming it's "not photoshopped or edited" and that it accurately shows a person whose hand has "no THUMB at all!" However, the picture appears to have been edited. The person's thumb has been digitally erased and replaced by the two fingers on the right. This is revealed by the awkward joint between the second and third fingers (from the right).

The medical term for having extra fingers is Polydactyly. It is a real condition. However, polydactyls usually have the extra digit next to their little finger. It is very rare for a polydactyl to not have a thumb.


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