The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Cursed by Allah
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The worms inside your face
Use your left ear to detect lies
A black lion: real or fake?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Planets Renamed -- April Fool's Day, 2004
CBBC (Children's BBC) announced that astronomers had decided to rename the planets in the Solar System after characters from the Lord of the Rings. The Earth would henceforth be known as Gandalf. Mars would become Frodo. Pluto would be known as Sauron, and even the Moon would receive a new name: Gollum.



April Fool Categories: Space and Astronomy, 2004, BBC.
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