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The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
A black lion: real or fake?
Flying Bicycle -- April Fool's Day, 1932

A German newspaper (unidentified) ran a picture of inventor Max Wiedenhoft successfully testing a flying bicycle over Tempelhof airfield in Berlin as a crowd watched from below. The picture was actually a photomontage created from a shot of Wiedenhoft taken the previous month, as he prepared to test his "rocket bicycle" on a rooftop at Tempelhof.


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