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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
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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