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Use your left ear to detect lies
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Vote for Dean Hrbacek
The campaign office of congressional candidate Dean Hrbacek mailed voters a brochure showing the candidate posed in a suit. It was later discovered that the body in the photo did not belong to Hrbacek. His head had been digitally pasted onto the body of a significantly slimmer man.

Hrbacek’s campaign office defended the fake photo by claiming that Hrbacek did not have time to pose for a real picture since he had been so busy meeting voters in the 22nd Congressional District. Republican political consultant Allen Blakemore noted it was relatively rare for candidate’s to create doctored photos of themselves since “it can question the veracity of other things you are trying to get across.”

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