The Museum of Hoaxes
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Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Use your left ear to detect lies
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
A black lion: real or fake?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Fire alarm pulled -- April Fool's Day, 1923
The Newburyport fire department responded to an alarm from the business district, but upon arrival found no fire. Police interviewed men standing near the alarm box who swore it hadn't been pulled.

But soon after the fire engine returned to the station, the telephone rang. The caller said, "April fool," and then hung up. [Portsmouth Herald — Apr 2, 1923]

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