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The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Blue Can Warning -- April Fool's Day, 1996

Virgin Cola announced that in the interest of consumer safety it had integrated a new technology into its cans. When the cola passed its sell-by date, the liquid would react with the metal in the can, turning the can bright blue. Virgin warned that consumers should therefore avoid purchasing all blue cans. Coincidentally, Pepsi had recently unveiled its newly designed cans which were bright blue.

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