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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
On a Tea Break -- April Fool's Day, 2006
Holiday-makers flying back to Britain from Tenerife were told by their pilot that they could not land because an air traffic controller was on a tea break. The passengers initially thought his announcement was an April Fool's Day joke, but it wasn't. The plane had to circle for almost half an hour before the air traffic controller came back to work.

April Fool Categories: Mistaken for April Fools, United Kingdom, 2006.
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