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The noughties remembered: top moments of fleeting plausibility

By Tim Footman  

As I wrote in the January issue of Prospect, this has been a decade where we have allowed ourselves to believe the silliest, most implausible narratives. Here are eight of the best:

1. Megawoosh: As with countless ads, this one is far more interesting than the product – in this case Microsoft Office – that it’s trying to sell.

2. Ronaldinho: Of course it’s real. Billy the Fish used to pull off stunts like this all the time.

3. Lonelygirl15: Too slick by half.

4. SuBo: Watch the dollar signs light up in Simon’s teeth.

5. Balloon boy: The…

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