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Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Cumbrian Bogart -- April Fool's Day, 1988
The Independent ran a photo of a rare sighting of the Cumbrian Bogart — a creature that was half-badger, half-fox and roamed the Cumbrian fells in the Lake District. For years a stuffed Bogart had been on display in The Twa Dogs pub in Keswick. The creature and its habitat were tirelessly guarded by a "small group of conservationists" who were members of the British Bogart Preservation Society. The photograph was taken by Brian Duff, a member of this society. BBC's Nationwide news program later ran a follow-up segment about the Bogart, in which they interviewed the members of the society.


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