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Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917

Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Fake Fish Photos
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Quarantine
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 11, 2004
What would you be willing to do for a brief shot at fame? Would you embarrass yourself on national TV? Of course, who wouldn't nowadays. But would you lock yourself in a lab and allow yourself to be exposed to all manner of infectious diseases? That sounds a bit dodgy, but this was the premise of the new reality TV show, Quarantine, recently advertised in the Daily Mirror. Remarkably, hundreds of people applied to be on it, and the applications are still rolling in. Thankfully the whole thing was a hoax, an experiment "to discover just how far...
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