The Museum of Hoaxes
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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Kate Winslet’s Legs
Photo editors at British GQ digitally massaged Kate Winslet's legs to make her appear taller and skinnier in the cover photo than she really was. They did so despite the fact that in her interview inside the magazine Winslet boasted about being more rounded, saying that all the men she knew "like girls to have an arse on them."

Winslet later claimed the photo editors reduced her legs by a third of their size. "I was pretty proud of how my legs actually looked in the real picture," she was quoted as saying. "I have Polaroids from the shoot and I thought I looked fine." Editor-in-chief Dylan Baker acknowledged the alteration, but claimed it had been done with Winslet's approval. Winslet said, "It just was important to me to let people know that digital retouching happens all the time. It's probably happened to just about every other well-known actress on the face of the planet."

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