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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
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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