The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Astro Boy to the Rescue -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Tokyo Shimbun reported that the Japanese government was planning to send robots modelled on the 1960s cartoon character Astro Boy to assist with post-war reconstruction in Iraq. They noted: "It is partly aimed at showing the world the right way to use science technology following the loss of confidence in US high-tech weapons."

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