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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Anti-Baldness Spray -- April Fool's Day, 1994
The Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported that Mikhail Gorbachev had volunteered to test a revolutionary new anti-baldness spray. As a result he had sprouted a new head of hair, covering his famous birthmark. Accompanying the article was a picture of Gorbachev on a trip to South Korea sporting his new, curly-locked look.

April Fool Categories: Beauty and Grooming, Medical, Newspapers, Russia, 1994.
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