10 Of The Biggest Scientific Hoaxes Of All Time



Archaeoraptor

The Archaeoraptor was what researchers claimed to be the missing link between theropods and birds in the fossil record. While several archaeologists had their doubts, it was not till later on that it was proven to be fake.

The Upas Tree

Back in 1783, a story was published in the London Magazine about a tree in Indonesia so toxic that it killed every living thing within 15 miles. However, the fact is that while the Upas tree actually exists and it actually does contain a powerful toxin, the story was overstated.