The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
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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