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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Use your left ear to detect lies
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Atomic Sub in Bedford -- April Fool's Day, 1960
The Pennsylvania Bedford Express ran a photograph on its front page of an atomic submarine floating in the Raystown River. The paper was subsequently flooded with calls from its readers: "Was there really a sub in the river? Where is it now? Has it left yet?" The image had been created by a Gazette photographer who superimposed a picture of the sub onto a picture of the river. The Raystown River is only three feet deep in the Bedford area. [Syracuse Herald-Journal, Apr 2, 1960.]

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