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Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Fake Fish Photos
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
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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