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A black lion: real or fake?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
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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