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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Asterix Village Found -- April Fool's Day, 1993
The Independent announced the discovery by archaeologists of the 3000-year-old village of the cartoon hero Asterix — found at Le Yaudet, near Lannion, France, in almost precisely the location where Rene Goscinny, Asterix's creator, had placed it in his books. The expedition was led by Professor Barry Cunliffe, of Oxford University, and Dr. Patrick Galliou, of the University of Brest. The team found evidence that the small village had never been occupied by Roman forces. They also discovered Celtic coins printed with an image of a wild boar (the favorite food of Asterix's friend Obelix), as well as a large collection of rare Iron Age menhirs (standing stones) "of the precise size favoured by the indomitable Obelix whose job as a menhir delivery man has added a certain academic weight to the books."

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