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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Lickverts -- April Fool's Day, 2009
Russian Standard Vodka ran ads in UK newspapers claiming to have created the world's first "lickvert" — an ad dipped in vodka that could be licked to taste the drink. Readers were urged to "Lick Here," though also reminded to, "Please lick responsibly."

The vodka lickverts were a hoax. But real-life lickable ads had existed in the past. For instance, in 2008 Welch's grape juice ran a lickable ad in People magazine.




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