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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Samsung invents the on/off switch
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Dogs on Ice -- April Fool's Day, 2008
The Daily Mirror reported that online bookmaker Blue Square, inspired by the popularity of ITV's Dancing On Ice and trying to boost the popularity of greyhound racing, had organized a "Dogs on Ice" event:

There have been concerns that the new sport might be in some way cruel, although reports from trial runs, suggest that the dogs really love it. They have to wear special non-slip shoes, but there have still been occasions when one has slid into the crash barriers which ring the track. Organisers are talking to animal rights activists to get them on board before the big launch."



April Fool Categories: Animals, Sports, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 2008.
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