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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Cursed by Allah
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Foley Island to be Towed -- April Fool's Day, 1975
BBC Radio 4’s Today Show also reported about a controversy involving the Island of Foley, located between Sheppey and the Kent Coast. Apparently the island was the cause of numerous shipwrecks. Therefore, authorities had decided to destroy it. However, because this decision had been protested by conservationists, authorities had decided to tow it somewhere safer instead. Towing islands has been a source of jokes as far back as 1824, when a hoaxer supposedly had the residents of Manhattan believing that their island was going to be towed out to sea.

April Fool Categories: Fictitious Geography, Radio, United Kingdom, 1975, BBC.
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