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The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Dutch Government Shares Budget Surplus -- April Fool's Day, 1972
A Dutch radio program announced that the government planned to distribute its budget surplus equally among tax-payers. The announcement received an excited response from listeners eager for their share.

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