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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
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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