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Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
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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