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Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001

The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Quotes in Newspaper
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jul 31, 2005
Whenever I see the opinion of a 'man on the street' quoted in a newspaper, I always wonder if the quote is for real since it would be so easy for a reporter to simply make something up without interviewing anyone. Now here's a case, at the Reidsville Review, where that actually happened. The reporters invented quotations, but, strangely enough, attributed the quotations to real people. They should have just gone ahead and put the phony quotes in the mouths of phony people: The newspaper's "Two Cents Worth" feature includes a small picture of a person, along with their name and response to a question. But on several days in May the item apparently featured people who do not live in...
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