The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The worms inside your face
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
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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