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Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
A black lion: real or fake?
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Loch Ness Footprints -- April Fool's Day, 1992
The naturalist David Bellamy announced the discovery of gigantic footprints on the shore of Loch Ness, declaring it had now been proven that the famous monster was a dinosaur. The announcement appeared on numerous children's TV shows as well as on the front page of the Daily Record. It turned out that the announcement was a public relations campaign orchestrated by Handel Communications to promote a new chocolate biscuit called Dinosaurs.

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