The Museum of Hoaxes
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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
A black lion: real or fake?
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Cerne Abbas Giant Practices Safe Sex -- April Fool's Day, 1988
Pranksters supplied the UK's Cerne Abbas Giant with a condom in the form of a 32-foot plastic sheet. The famous gigantic figure is an ancient chalk-carving of a naked man carrying a club, located in the British countryside in Dorset . The figure is supposed to be a fertility god and is said to possess the power to make childless women pregnant. A landlady at a local hotel commented, "It was quite a shock, but now everyone is laughing about it. We have no idea who did it, but he is now well secured against AIDS."

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