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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Oil Found in Japan -- April Fool's Day, 2003
The Tokyo Shimbun reported the discovery of a huge oil field (over 110 billion barrels, about the size of Iraqi reserves) in the Tokyo Gulf. It was predicted that this would tip the balance of power with Washington in Japan's favour.

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