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Fake Fish Photos
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Flood Strikes Lewiston -- April Fool's Day, 1941
Maine's Lewiston Evening Journal ran a photo on its front page showing downtown Lewiston flooded. The caption offered the following explanation:

High water Hulett square? Sure, it's an April Fool joke, but just how the picture was taken is the photographer's own private little joke. The picture was taken this morning, definitely. The public works department crew was NOT called upon to open hydrants. The photographer did NOT get his feet wet. Store clerks and bank tellers did NOT have to take to the lifeboats. Asked 'how' as well as when, where, and why, the photographer said 'it is understood from a reliable source that magic can be produced with mirrors.'


April Fool Categories: 1941, Photo Hoaxes.
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