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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Fake Fish Photos
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
A black lion: real or fake?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
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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