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The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
A black lion: real or fake?
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Looking for Charlie Chaplin -- April Fool's Day, 1931
A large crowd and squads of police gathered in Genoa, Italy to greet the arrival of the Riviera train, having been lured there by a report published in numerous newspapers that Charlie Chaplin had recently left Nice and would be arriving that day in Genoa.

A movie manager admitted to having planted the false story, in the hope of attracting attention to one of Chaplin's films.

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