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Fake Fish Photos
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Cursed by Allah
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
I Must Fly -- April Fool's Day, 1959
A prankster painted a trail of white footprints along the main street of Wellingborough, England. At the end of the trail were the words, "I must fly." [Chicago Daily Tribune, Apr 2, 1959.]

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