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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Fake Fish Photos
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Flying Penguins -- April Fool's Day, 2008
The BBC announced that camera crews filming near the Antarctic for its natural history series Miracles of Evolution had captured footage of Adélie penguins taking to the air. It even offered a video clip of these flying penguins, which became one of the most viewed videos on the internet.

Presenter Terry Jones explained that, instead of huddling together to endure the Antarctic winter, these penguins took to the air and flew thousands of miles to the rainforests of South America where they "spend the winter basking in the tropical sun." A follow-up video explained how the BBC created the special effects of the flying penguins.


April Fool Categories: Animals, Birds, Videos, Television, United Kingdom, 2008, BBC.
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