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war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The worms inside your face
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Euro Anthem -- April Fool's Day, 1999
The Today program on BBC Radio 4 announced that the British National anthem ("God Save the Queen") was to be replaced by a Euro Anthem sung in German. The new anthem, which Today played for their listeners, used extracts from Beethoven's music and was sung by pupils of a German school in London. Reportedly, Prince Charles's office telephoned Radio 4 to ask them for a copy of the new anthem. St. James Palace later insisted that it had been playing along with the prank and had not been taken in by it.

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