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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Brandenburg Gate Photo -- April Fool's Day, 1919
Hundreds of people, mostly shop girls and women, gathered in front of the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, drawn there by an announcement placed in Berlin papers the night before stating that a motion picture camera was going to take a picture in front of the gate at noon, and that everybody who was in front of the gate would be in the picture. The announcement was a prank perpetrated by a night worker at the papers. The Chicago Tribune foreign news service reported: "Some people stood there for hours before they realized that this was the first day of April, known in Germany as in the United States as April Fools' day." [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 5, 1919.]

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