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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Cursed by Allah
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
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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