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The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Flying Bus -- April Fool's Day, 1950

International Soundphoto distributed a photo of a flying bus swooping over the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The photo ran in many papers, accompanied by the caption: "Well, Well, look how all those Parisians are being missed by the bus at Place de la Concorde. Anything can happen in the French capital on April Fool's day, they say, but it is suspected that some zany darkroom jokester had something to do with this." [Newsweek - Apr 10, 1950.]

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