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Episode 2: Moon Hoax of 1835

antique front of imaginary animals including men with batwings, a bison with a horn, and a unicorn

Imagine a world populated by extravagant flora, bizarre fauna, and people with bat-like wings. Imagine this world has mountains made of gems and crystals and expansive oceans. Imagine this world is on the moon…

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