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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Darcey Bussell To Be Next Bond Woman -- April Fool's Day, 2001
A newsletter posted on the official website of Darcey Bussell, the Principal Ballerina of the Royal Ballet, announced that Bussell would be starring as the next Bond woman opposite Pierce Brosnan. Filming would begin in August, with a title sequence being shot at the Royal Opera House. During this sequence she would wear a rubber catsuit — which an accompanying photo showed her modeling.

Bussell was pregnant at the time. However, she anticipated that she would have enough time after delivering her baby to get back into shape for the Bond role. This announcement was picked up by both the Sun and Evening Standard and reported as fact.

April Fool Categories: Websites, United Kingdom, 2001, Internet.
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