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10 More of the Greatest Scientific Hoaxes of All Time

By Steven Romano Apr 22, 2013

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Science, it could be argued, is the enduring enterprise devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and discovery. It could also be argued that it's totally about screwing with people’s heads! Yes, there have been some unscrupulous folks throughout history that have abused this noble branch of knowledge in the name of mean-spirited tomfoolery, duping the masses into believing the absurdly impossible—and sometimes forking over their hard-earned cash in the process. Last month we listed 15 of the greatest scientific hoaxes that once played everybody for fools, and, for your reading pleasure, we’re presenting you with 10 more!

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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