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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
A black lion: real or fake?
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
I’m Here To Take Money -- April Fool's Day, 2006
A 57-year-old woman stopped at a Wells Fargo Bank in Brainerd, Massachusetts to make a withdrawal. After concluding her transaction, as a joke she handed the teller a note that read, "I'm here to take money." The teller called the police and told them the bank was being robbed. By the time the police arrived, the woman had left, but they later picked her up and charged her with disorderly conduct.

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