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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
A black lion: real or fake?
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Use your left ear to detect lies
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
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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