The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Cursed by Allah
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Echinocereus dahliaeflorus -- April Fool's Day, 1900
A German garden journal, Möllers Deutsche Gärtner Zeitung (15:148), printed details of a fictitious species of cactus, Echinocereus dahliaeflorus, in its April edition. The editor of the journal apparently forgot his own joke because he indexed the cactus name at the end of the year. [The Cactaceae]

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