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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Bolivia Forced to Adopt Daylight Savings Time -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The Democracy Center, an organization founded to advance global social justice, posted on its website that Bolivian President Evo Morales had accused the United States of engaging in a clandestine effort to force Bolivia to adopt Daylight Savings Time. The article quoted Morales as saying, "We have seen the government of the U.S. try to undermine our democracy, block us from the lawful export of coca products, and smuggle in munitions. But now we see that these conspirators also have their sights set on changing our clocks. We denounce this before the world community." The news was initially reposted as fact by a few blogs, including the Huffington Post, before it was identified as an April Fool's Day joke.

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