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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Dog wins art contest, 1974
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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