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Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
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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