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The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Jumping Shark
On July 3, 2008 Kem McNair was photographing surfers at New Smyrna beach in Florida when a six-foot spinner shark suddenly leapt out of the water. McNair managed to get three images of the event. The photos began circulating online, where they immediately attracted attention, and skepticism. However, witnesses confirmed McNair's version of what happened. Shark experts also noted that it was quite common for spinner sharks to leap out of the water, though it was rare to capture them leaping on camera.

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