The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Alpine Legend -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Microsoft announced the release of a new game for the Xbox: Alpine Legend. It featured the tagline, "Join the Global Yodel." Players competed online by yodeling and blowing on an alpine horn:
Take your band through all the alpine rights of passage: a mountainous village tour, recording sessions in a log cabin studio, overcoming throat soother addiction, and even competing in a live yodel off.



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