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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
A black lion: real or fake?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
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]
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Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 16, 2014
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