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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
A black lion: real or fake?
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Europeans To Drive On Left Side -- April Fool's Day, 1971
French state-run radio announced that European motorists would soon be required to drive on the left side of the road, in order to help British drivers when they joined the Common Market. Almost immediately the radio station began receiving hundreds of phone calls from enraged French motorists. As a result, the station quickly confessed that the story was a hoax.

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