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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Fake Fish Photos
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The British Weather Machine -- April Fool's Day, 1981
The Guardian reported that scientists at Britain's research labs in Pershore had "developed a machine to control the weather." A series of articles explained that, "Britain will gain the immediate benefit of long summers, with rainfall only at night, and the Continent will have whatever Pershore decides to send it." Readers were also assured that Pershore scientists would make sure that it snowed every Christmas in Britain. A photograph showed a scruffy-looking scientist surrounded by scientific equipment, with the caption, "Dr. Chisholm-Downright expresses quiet satisfaction as a computer printout announces sunshine in Pershore and a forthcoming blizzard over Marseilles."




"Dr. Chisholm-Downright expresses quiet satisfaction as a computer print-out
announces sunshine in Pershore and a forthcoming blizzard over Marseilles."

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