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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
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The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Joke food bounces back -- April Fool's Day, 1934
Numerous American papers reported that a shipment of fake donuts and pretzels from Japan, intended for the April Fool's Day market, had been halted by US quarantine authorities, on the grounds that the straw and cotton innards of the fake food might contain dangerous bacteria and fungi. It was noted that, "In Japan April 1 is just another day. The market there for straw doughnuts and cotton pretzels is nill."

April Fool Categories: Japan, 1934.
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