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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974

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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
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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