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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
A black lion: real or fake?
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
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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