The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
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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