The Museum of Hoaxes
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
Energy From Starlight -- April Fool's Day, 2008
The Norwegian energy company Statkraft released a video announcing they had developed a way to generate power from starlight:

Our planet needs more energy — pure energy. And thanks to pioneering Norwegian technology we may be able to provide it. The energy source of the future is starpower...
When stars explode, gamma rays with vast amounts of energy are hurled out into space. Now game capturers will be placed in orbit around the earth to capture this energy. This pioneering breakthrough has been developed by researchers and engineers from Statkraft.

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