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Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Four Perfect Bridge Hands -- April Fool's Day, 1959
At London's St. James' Club, on April 1, four perfect bridge hands (a full suit) were dealt at the same table. The odds of this happening were estimated to be 53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 to 1. The players had to convince other club members that the perfect hands were not a hoax. The duke of Marlborough, with 13 spades, held the winning hand. [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 3, 1959.]

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