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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
A black lion: real or fake?
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
More on the Reverse Sokal Hoax
Regarding the Reverse Sokal Hoax described below: apparently the two brothers supposedly involved in it have denied that it was a hoax (see their statement pasted below). So the mystery continues.



TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN It was with the greatest astonishment that we have discovered that 2 members of the Ecole Polytechnique and 2 members of the University of Tours were the sources of an incredible rumor meant to validate the idea>that our papers were purposly written in serious journals as a hoax. Such an assertion is so outrageous that it discredits its authors. The published papers are the result of 6 years of intense and original work induced by our 2 PHD thesis in mathematics (1999, for Grichka) and in Theoretical Physics for myself (2002). We have always done our best to bring the highest quality to our work and papers. Thank you for your kind attention, Igor BOGDANOFF, Grichka BOGDANO
Categories: Science
Posted by The Curator on Mon Oct 28, 2002
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