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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
No Speed Limit for Germans -- April Fool's Day, 1992
L'Humanite, the French Communist Party newspaper, reported that because Germans had no speed limit on their own motorways, the European Commission had therefore decided to allow German drivers to drive as fast as they wanted throughout other EC countries.

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