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The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Cursed by Allah
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Penguin Far From Home -- April Fool's Day, 2006
The Sun reported that a penguin had been spotted wandering along the banks of the River Thames:

"It is believed to be the first time a penguin has been spotted in the Thames — and comes weeks after tragic Wally the Whale got stranded... Experts said the penguin, normally seen at the South Pole, may have been released into UK waters by fishermen who accidentally snared him... Marine biologist Lil Faroop said: 'It looks like a Jackass. They feed on sprats and fly through the water at five miles (eight kilometres) per hour. They have a donkey-like bray.'"

April Fool Categories: Animals, Birds, Newspapers, United Kingdom, 2006.
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