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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
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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