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The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Repent, Criminals! -- April Fool's Day, 2004
Norway's TV 2 announced a new crime-reduction strategy being considered by the police. Prisons were going to send inmates to see The Passion of the Christ. Police officers would then position themselves outside the theater and wait for the criminals to confess and repent after seeing the movie.

April Fool Categories: Crime, Religion, Television, Norway, 2004.
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