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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951

The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Weeping Mary
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 18, 2002
For the past six months thousands of people have been flocking to see a small fibreglass statue of the Virgin Mary in a church in Perth, Australia that is supposedly weeping rose-scented tears. But many scientists, including Doug Clarke of Murdoch University, dismiss the statue as a hoax: Mr Clarke believes that when the statue was made, a cavity was built into the head of the statue and for some reason he believes it has been filled with an oil similar to soya-bean oil.
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