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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The worms inside your face
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Fake Fish Photos
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
A black lion: real or fake?
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Hawkeye Cameras Catch Speeders -- April Fool's Day, 2004
The Sun reported that hawks outfitted with miniature cameras would be used to catch speeding drivers:
They will swoop on vehicles and film them with strapped-on mini cameras developed by the BBC for wildlife programmes. Officers watching monitors will see a speed readout --and even registration numbers and tax discs. The Hawkeye system has had successful trials on the M40 in Oxfordshire, where PCs Mark Dalton and Otto Hergt put two birds through their paces… Paolo Firl, of the Italian makers, said: 'We are very pleased. We have shown it can be done.' But motorist Andy Pinder, 45, said: 'We're already persecuted, now we're being hunted.'

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