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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Parking Fees Reduced -- April Fool's Day, 1970
A Vienna, Austria radio station reported that the city had decided to reduce parking permit fees, and that car drivers would be able to buy permits in tobacco shops and hand them to police officers in case of need. One police officer called the radio station to ask, "Could you please give me more details on the new order as I have not heard from my superiors yet." [The Washington Post, Apr 2, 1970.]

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