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The 15 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Mar 20, 2013

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When it comes to discerning what makes our physical world tick, science is the bottom line. Every now and then though, something comes along carrying the bogus stamp of scientific fact and fools nearly all of us. Whether for profit or simply for laughs, some scientists have pulled our legs big time. So let's explore the crazy world of the greatest scientific hoaxes in history together!

Tags: history, science, slideshows, life, experiments, hoaxes

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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