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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
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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