The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Concorde Flies Again -- April Fool's Day, 2009
The French Museum of Air and Space announced on its website that Concorde was scheduled to return to the air for a special two-hour flight in June. The supersonic plane had not flown since 2003, but the museum explained that one of two Concordes given to it had been kept flight-ready. The announcement was picked up by the French news agency AFP, which later had to retract it when the museum confirmed the news was a hoax. The museum explained that it perpetrated the hoax in order to publicize its hope that one day Concorde really would fly again.

April Fool Categories: Traffic and Transportation, France, 2009.
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