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Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Atomic Mist Invades Eindhoven -- April Fool's Day, 1947
The Eindhoven Dagblad reported that the Dutch town of Eindhoven would be destroyed the next day by an "atomic mist" blowing into the town. Panic resulted. Town residents made frantic plans to leave, especially those living near the Philips Incandescent Lamp Company's factories and laboratories, Eindhoven's main industry. Numerous radio announcements were made to calm residents and assure them that the story was false. Municipal authorities considered legal action against the newspaper.

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