The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The worms inside your face
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Homo Metro -- April Fool's Day, 2004
An Oslo Township announced that city workers had discovered the remains of a 15,000-year-old body while digging part of a tunnel for the local subway system. As a result, work on the subway had been halted indefinitely. The skeleton was going to be named “Homo Metro” because of where it had been found.

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