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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Fake Fish Photos
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Big Ben Goes Digital -- April Fool's Day, 1980
The BBC's overseas service reported that Big Ben was going to be given a digital readout. The news elicited a huge response from listeners shocked and angry about the change. "Surprisingly, few people thought it was funny," admitted Tony Lightley of the overseas service.

The same news report also claimed that the clock hands would be given away to the first four listeners to contact the station. One Japanese seaman in the mid-Atlantic immediately radioed in, hoping to be among the lucky callers.

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