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The 15 Greatest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time

By Vadim Newquist Mar 20, 2013

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Alien Autopsy

In the 1990s, a short film appeared that claimed to be footage of an alien autopsy performed on an extraterrestrial that had crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. The film was grabbed up by network television and broadcast around the world in 32 countries. It was not until 2006 that producer Ray Santilli admitted the film was not authentic, though he still contended it was based on real footage. The "alien" turned out to be concocted out of casts containing sheep brains, raspberry jam, and chicken entrails. Yummy! 

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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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