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Use your left ear to detect lies
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
A black lion: real or fake?
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
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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