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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
“Berri Berri Funny” -- April Fool's Day, 1986
Israel Radio broadcast that Nabih Berri, leader of the Shi'ite Amal movement, had been assassinated. The news caused an immediate flaring of tensions in the region. However, Israeli officials quickly denounced the report as a hoax. The false report was traced back to an army intelligence officer who had planted the news item in the broadcasts of the Israeli Army's intelligence monitoring unit, from which it had been picked up by Israel Radio. Israel's Defence Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, announced that the unnamed officer would be court-martialed. Most commentators found the hoax to be in poor taste. "Berri Berri funny," one foreign correspondent commented.

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