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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
£2,030 Tax Refund -- April Fool's Day, 1996
An ad in the London Times announced that everyone in the UK was due a tax refund of £2,030. The fine print revealed that the refund was an "apology" from the Conservative Party, and that to collect the money one needed to write to Conservative Party Headquarters.

In reality, there was no refund heading everyone's way. The ad had been placed by the Labour Party. It was the first time a British political party had run an April Fool's Day ad.


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