Every once in a while, you hear about a hoax that manages to fool a lot of people. You know, things like Sasquatch, or the Fox sisters' seances, or the guy who sold the Brooklyn bridge a couple of times. Sometimes you can make some sense of why they'd lie to the world — selling bridges is pretty profitable — but sometimes, it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. In the case of Mary Toft, it's the latter.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas November 30, 2018
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