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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Samsung invents the on/off switch
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
A black lion: real or fake?
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Campus Parody Turns Ugly -- April Fool's Day, 1987
Thomas Auclair, editor of The Beacon, the campus newspaper of North Adams State College, got into trouble when he ran a story declaring that the school's president, Catherine A. Tissinger, was running a telephone-sex service. The school's president responded by accusing the paper of sex discrimination and asked the Student Government Association to investigate the matter. The Student Government voted to remove Auclair from his position as editor.

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