Despite the best efforts of diligent armies of proofreaders, plenty of slip-ups and mistakes find their way into print. Some of these goofs turn out to be quite amusing, and a few have achieved legendary status. Newspapers and magazines are also notorious for slipping up and running apocryphal stories from time to time. And then there are the fictitious items that supposedly ran in the news but really didn’t. Which ones are real, and which ones are imposters? Who knows? Here we’re not concerned with such trifling details.