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Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Cursed by Allah
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Use your left ear to detect lies
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
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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