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Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Use your left ear to detect lies
Cursed by Allah
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Ipswich Chunnel -- April Fool's Day, 1980
An Ipswich radio station reported there were plans for the construction of a tunnel under the North Sea, connecting Felixstowe in England with Zeebrugge, Belgium. The station claimed that 800 Felixstowe homes would have to be bulldozed to make way for a terminal and that digging would begin on April 1, 1981. Listeners jammed the switchboard. "We were amazed that so many people were taken in," the station admitted later. [Kingman Daily Miner, Apr 2, 1980.]

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