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Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Fake Fish Photos
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Calling Dr. Lyon -- April Fool's Day, 1920
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Selig Zoo, in east LA, was swamped by calls on April 1. "Messages were left on various temporarily vacated desks in town and requests were made over phones to the unwary to ring up Dr. Lyon, Mr. Bear, Mrs. Fox, Miss Wolf and the Widow Campbell. Several people even were trying to locate certains Miss Cats. The only animals which escaped attention during the day were Mr. Hippopotamus, Mrs. Rhinoceros and Miss Elephant, who are too big to answer calls, over the wire anyhow." [Los Angeles Times, Apr 4, 1920.]

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