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The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Fake Fish Photos
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Dial-O-Fish -- April Fool's Day, circa 1970?
Australia's This Day Tonight ran a segment about the "Dial-O-Fish," a new electronic fishing rod that could be set to catch any desired species. A "fishing expert" demonstrated how to use the device. First he dialed up garfish, and soon had caught half a dozen. Next he dialed up tommy ruff. Hundreds of viewers reportedly called in wanting to know where to buy one, and a Japanese manufacturer declared it was ready to go into production immediately.

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