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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971

BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Giant Skeleton Unearthed
Posted by The Curator on Thu May 13, 2004
A remarkable photograph reveals archaeologists unearthing a massive (and when I say massive, I mean massive... we're talking a 50-foot behemoth here) skeleton at a site in Saudi Arabia. Of course, the Saudi military is keeping this all very hush, hush. The public couldn't handle knowing about such a remarkable discovery. If you get your news from The New Nation, 'Bangladesh's Independent News Source,' you might think this was an actual piece of news. But of course, it's totally false. The picture comes from a Worth1000 photoshop contest. The original, undoctored source of the image was a Cornell-sponsored dig of a mastodon in New York. Somehow the picture escaped into the alternative...
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