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Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Use your left ear to detect lies
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Leaning Tower of Pisa Falls Over -- April Fool's Day, 1960
The national news in the Netherlands reported that the Tower of Pisa had fallen over. The announcement caused widepread shock and mourning.

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