The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The worms inside your face
New Moscow Subway -- April Fool's Day, 1992
The Russian Moskovskaya Pravda revealed that plans had been finalized to build a second subway system in Moscow. This was being done "in the interests of competition." The paper made this announcement in a special March 32nd edition titled Moskovskaya Nye-Pravda (Moscow Un-Truth).

Of course the real thing was done in New York City starting in the 1920s, with the city-owned IND (Independent), today's NYC Subway lines A thru G (actually a 3rd system, after the privately-held IRT and BMT).
Posted by Otto Ihnishyn  on  Sat Apr 01, 2006  at  07:17 PM
Ha ha, that was a nice bit of wry humor on the Russians' part.
Posted by Ben  in  Orange Park, FL  on  Sun Apr 01, 2007  at  05:55 PM
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