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The Enduring Mystery of James A. Garfield's Immigration Scandal
Instead of emails, there was the Morey letter.
March 13, 2017
In Deadwood, Men Wore Fake Five Dollar Coins on Their Wrists to Show Off
Gold-plated nickels were all the rage.
November 02, 2016
Voting Booths Were a Radical 19th Century Reform to Stop Election Fraud
An idea imported from Australia, they helped enable the "secret" part of secret ballots.
November 01, 2016
In 1926, Houdini Spent 4 Days Shaming Congress for Being in Thrall to Fortune-Tellers
The congressional hearings on the supernatural were very theatrical.
October 11, 2016
Human Eyes Might Not Notice a Good Forgery, But Computers Could
Artificial intelligence might thwart art forgers once and for all.
October 05, 2016
Election Fraud in the 1800s Involved Kidnapping and Forced Drinking
How roving "cooping" gangs got voters drunk and disturbed the democratic process.
September 07, 2016
Charges Filed After Horsemeat Was Sold in Britain as Ground Beef
Three men will be held to account for the crime of mystery meat.
August 26, 2016
Soccer's Ultimate Con Man Was a Superstar Who Couldn't Play the Game
How does an athlete without athletic prowess maintain a 20-year career?
August 19, 2016
The 9 Lives of the Spanish Prisoner, the Treasure-Dangling Scam That Won't Die
It's been around for centuries.
August 03, 2016
The Female Ghost Buster Who Rooted Out Spiritual Fraud for Houdini
How Rose Mackenberg took on phantoms and fakes.
May 05, 2016
Audubon Made Up at Least 28 Fake Species to Prank a Rival
The prank's full extent—11 fake fish, 3 fake snails, 2 fake birds, 1 fake mollusk, 2 fake plants, and 9 fake rats—is only now clear.
April 22, 2016
Oklahoma's Greatest Ponzi Scheme Bred Hoards of Unwanted Worms
Never trust a man who says he'll triple your investment in composting worms.
March 15, 2016
China’s Reincarnation Database Has Verified The Existence of 870 Living Buddhas. But How?
February 17, 2016
Enter Sandia Man: Revisiting the Site of a 20th Century Archeological Scandal
February 17, 2016
19th-Century Atlases Included Hundreds of Fake Islands
January 12, 2016
The Zombie Bus Scam That Just Won't Die
November 13, 2015
People Have Been Claiming To Own The Moon For Over 250 Years
November 12, 2015
A Con Man Reinvents Himself...As a Reality TV Magician
October 13, 2015
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