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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Pennsylvania Flying Saucer -- April Fool's Day, 1950
The Progress (Clearfield, Pennsylvania) published a picture of a flying saucer, supposedly hovering over the business section of Clearfield. The photo caption read, "Scoring an unquestioned scoop on the other newspapers of the nation, Life, and Look magazines and other pictorial publications, The Progress proudly presents today the first published picture of a 'flying saucer' in the air."

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