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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Cursed by Allah
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Sloth Family Portrait
Gapers Block offers the full story behind the famous "Sloth Family Portrait" revealing that yes, of course, the photo was intentionally staged. And no, it wasn't photoshopped in any way. And the sloth in the foreground was stuffed, not alive.

The story, summarized, is that the couple in the photo are Jim and Debbie Gallo, owners of Shangri-La Vintage, a Chicago vintage clothes store. They found the stuffed sloth at an estate sale in the early 1990s, bought it, and then thought it would be funny to dress up in tacky clothes and wigs and get their picture taken with it at the local K-Mart. The Sloth Family Portrait, and later internet fame, was the result.

Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 12, 2013
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