The bizarre hoax involving linebacker Te'o and his "girlfriend" is just one in a lone line of outrageous hoaxes.
UFOs, the Mayan apocalypse, eagle snatching baby and more strange stories that weren't this year.
The Texas vet suggests cryptids had sex with modern human females, resulting in hairy hominin hybrids.
When fraud mixes with religious fervor, the results can range from the comical to the deadly.
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