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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Fake Fish Photos
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Chunnel Blunder -- April Fool's Day, 1990
The News of the World reported that the two halves of the Channel Tunnel, being built simultaneously from the coasts of France and England, would miss each other by 14 feet, the reason being that French engineers had used metric specifications, whereas the British had used imperial feet and inches. The error would cost $14 billion to fix.

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