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December 9, 2011

Museum of Fakes

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Wrote Nathan Mattise in the December issue of Wired magazine, "You can see... fake Furbys, watches, Game Boys, and more at the Museum Plagiarius in Solingen, Germany, a gallery that showcases the nuances of knockoffs by exhibiting fakes alongside their authentic counterparts. Every year curators add to the collection by soliciting nominees for the Plagiarius Awards. Designers and manufacturers submit the offending objects, and the 'winners' earn a spot in the museum."

"This past year, a counterfeiter in Thailand replicated a Swiss Fortis watch (shown above) with such precision that it garnered a special award for falsification. The fake differs in details only the sharpest eye would notice — missing glow-in-the-dark paint on the face, smaller crowns that are buffed rather than brush-finished, and temperature scales with incorrect unit symbols. 'The expensive details are left out, but the first impression is the same,' says Christine Lacroix, the museum's managing director."

So did you spot the fake up top?

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