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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Use your left ear to detect lies
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
A black lion: real or fake?
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
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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