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Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The worms inside your face
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Sinking Bus
A Number 26 double-decker bus fell into a hole on Earlham Road in Norwich, UK. The hole had been created by a collapsing chalk mine beneath the road. No one was hurt. An unknown photographer then took this picture. The image was not manipulated (although people often think it has been). The picture was subsequently used by Cadbury's to promote their "Double Decker" chocolate bar, with the tagline "Nothing fills a hole like a Double Decker." The image has also circulated widely on the internet.

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