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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Crying Child Photo Controversy

There's some controversy over the Daily Mirror's recent cover showing a crying child. The context implies it's a British child crying because of a lack of food, but (as blogger Dan Barker uncovered) it's actually an American child who was crying because she lost an earthworm.

Turns out it was a stock photo that the Daily Mirror acquired from Getty Images. But the Daily Mirror is defending itself. Its editor Lloyd Embley writes, "Imagine the stink if we'd used a pic of an actual child who had received food parcels." [theguardian.com]
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 16, 2014
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