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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Use your left ear to detect lies
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Fake Fish Photos
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Birth of Nutopia -- April Fool's Day, 1973
John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement announcing the birth of a new "conceptual country," Nutopia, which consisted of "no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people."

Claiming to be ambassadors of Nutopia, and therefore eligible for diplomatic immunity, Lennon and Ono waved white handkerchiefs at a press conference, saying, "This is the flag of Nutopia; we surrender" (referring to Lennon's immigration problems, as he and Ono tried to remain in the United States).

The official seal of Nutopia showed a picture of a seal (the marine animal).




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