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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Cursed by Allah
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
King Kong Climbs CN Tower -- April Fool's Day, 1976
The Toronto Star printed on its front page a picture of King Kong hanging from the top of the CN Tower, which at the time was nearing completion. (It opened to the public in June 1976.) Carmen Nigro, who claimed to have played King Kong in the 1933 film (although a rubber model was used in most shots) was inside the costume.


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