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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Fake Onsen Scandal
The Japanese love to soak in Onsen... hot springs that bubble up from the ground, often milky white or green in color, tinted by minerals in the earth. But now many have been dismayed to discover that some of the springs don't owe their color to natural minerals, but instead to far more mundane ingredients. Namely, bath salts. Japan Today notes, "In Kagoshima Prefecture, a hot spring famous for its unusual green color was revealed to be the result of dissolving household "Bath-Clean" bath salts into the water. Further claims of "fake onsens" have been surfacing continuously over the country."

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Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 11, 2004
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