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The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Medical ID Chips -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Norway's Aftenposten reported a plan by government health authorities to implant electronic id chips under patient's skin in order to better monitor their medical needs. Health workers would be able to monitor their movements and know when they entered a hospital. Aftenposten later noted that over 2,000 people clicked on a link that accompanied the internet version of the story for people who wanted to participate in the project.

April Fool Categories: Government, Medical, Technology, Newspapers, Norway, 2004.
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