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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Fake Fish Photos
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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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