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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Science Hoaxes
Tim Radford has a piece in today's Guardian on his Top 10 favorite Science Hoaxes of All Time. The Piltdown Man comes in at number one. Strangely, he seemed to omit a number of very famous cases, such as the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, the Cardiff Giant, the Paul Kammerer 'Case of the Midwife Toad', William Summerlin and his painted mice, Shinichi Fujimura's Stone Age discoveries, and the recent Piltdown Chicken (of National Geographic fame). But then, it is his list, and I guess everyone would pick something different.
Categories: Science
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 14, 2003
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