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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Cursed by Allah
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
First Photograph Discovered -- April Fool's Day, 1987
The camera manufacturer Olympus ran an ad in The Guardian announcing the discovery of "the first picture ever taken." The picture had been discovered "in a cave high in the remote Outer Fokus Mountains." It had been taken by Yorimoto Hishida around 1782, "almost a full half century before the earliest work of either Fox Talbot or Nicéphore Niépce."


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