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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
A black lion: real or fake?
Pinanas -- April Fool's Day, 2009
British supermarket chain Waitrose placed ads in newspapers announcing the availability of a new fruit, the pinana (a combination of pineapple and banana). The text of the ad read:
Pinanas. Fresh in today and exclusive to Waitrose. If you find that all Waitrose pinanas have sold out, don't worry, there's 50% off our essential Waitrose strawberries."

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