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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Fish Photos
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Berlin Sells Railway Station Names -- April Fool's Day, 2001
The German Der Tagesspiegel reported that the City of Berlin planned to raise money by auctioning the naming rights of the city's railway stations to the highest bidders. The city hoped it could raise as much as DM5m per station in this way. There was also discussion of charging the descendants of the 19th century composer Richard Wagner retrospectively for the existing station at Richard Wagner Platz.

April Fool Categories: Government, Newspapers, Germany, 2001, Finance.
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